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£4.5 million lottery couple knit baby clothes for Lincoln County Hospital neonatal unit

By HGilbey_LE  |  Posted: December 10, 2013

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A lottery couple who won £4.5 million have given Lincoln County Hospital a helping hand by hand knitting baby clothes for its neonatal unit.

Jim and Maureen Emerton won a Lotto jackpot in March last year, landing a total of £4,449,039.

They moved to Lincolnshire to take early retirement, with Mrs Emerton devoting herself to her knitting hobby.

And after speaking to hospital staff the couple decided to donate some of her creations to Lincoln County Hospital.

Hats, gloves, tops and blankets were all knitted and donated to help keep babies warm at the hospital's neonatal unit.

The couple also gave Christmas gifts to staff and nurses to recognise their work over the busy festive period, when hospital services can become stretched.

Yvonne Truepenny, ULHT neonatal matron, said: "We are all very grateful to Jim and Maureen for the time taken to produce all of these lovely items, and the time they have taken to bring in the clothes which will benefit so many babies.

"We also didn't expect them to turn up with gifts for staff and nurses.

"They have made a huge impression on everyone and for some Christmas has certainly come early."

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