Hilda's knitting success for charity

FOR the last two years kind-hearted pensioner Hilda Herington has been extremely busy.The generous 94-year-old has knitted more than 250 jumpers for charity Oxfam.

FOR the last two years kind-hearted pensioner Hilda Herington has been extremely busy.

The generous 94-year-old has knitted more than 250 jumpers for charity Oxfam.

It all started two years ago when the former Kesgrave resident moved to Haughgate House Nursing Home in Haugh Lane in Woodbridge.

A fall and a broken hip meant that she was forced to take things a little easier than usual and she decided to keep herself amused by whittling away the hours with her favourite past time.

She has now knitted an amazing 256 jumpers for Oxfam in Woodbridge, which the charity sends away to children in Africa.

She said: “My son takes the jerseys into town for me and the shop sends them on. Although it's very hot in Africa during the day it can get extremely cold at night and the children there really need them.

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“Around two years ago I had a fall and broke my hip - that's when I moved to the nursing home. I just decided to start knitting because it was something to do. It keeps me busy and I'm not going to stop just yet.”

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