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Octopus for a Preemie – Let’s knit award winners 2018

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Octopus for a Preemie – Let’s knit award winners 2018

Hi everyone……we are beyond excited to give you this most wonderful news!!

Octopus for a Preemie has won the charity category in the let’s knit award 2018!

How amazing is that?!!

Thank you all so much for voting for us, believing in what we do and supporting us day in day out.

Without all of you wonderful members we could not do this.

So, this award is for you!!

Please be very proud of what you have done and continue to do.

Our love to each and every one of you.

Further information here

Luke’s little hands…❤️

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https://www.facebook.com/emma.roskell/videos/10155627427029515/

Luke’s little hands…

Please share with all of your friends…and those friends to share with their friends and so on.

The Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have recently started introducing tightly crocheted octopuses for babies on the unit.
These octopuses have proven to be a huge success with helping to stimulate babies as they are able to grasp them in their little hands.
For parents, just to see your baby holding these little Octopuses and grasping at them is truly wonderful.

Please can I ask if you know anybody that can crochet……mums, dads, aunties, uncles, nans, grandads, friends etc patterns for the preemie octopuses can be found on YouTube.

Anybody that would be happy to donate any octopuses to ‘Luke’s Little Hands Appeal’ please follow the link below and state that you are donating the octopuses for ‘Luke’s Little Hands Appeal’.

‘Luke’s Little Hands Appeal’
Working with Octopus for a Preemie UK
To help and donate your octopuses…

Please follow this link:

http://Www.facebook.com/groups/octopusforapreemie

Or for more information please
email: enquiries.octopusforapreemie@gmail.com

Chelsea and Westminster neonatal intensive care unit have over 600 babies admitted each year. They need a lot of octopuses.🐙

Emma Roskell

19th July 2017

BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Chelsea West and OctopusforaPreemie featured on BBC Womans Hour yesterday. These knitted octopuses comfort and distract premature babies. Here’s Georgie & Teddy cuddling up to their own knitted friends! Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gbn0h

Coverage on BBC Midlands

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Octopus help

A team of volunteers who crochet toy octopuses for premature babies say they need more knitters to help. Octopus for a Preemie UK operates in premature baby units in 60 hospitals across the UK, including the West Midlands. The knitted octopuses' tentacles offer the premature babies something to cling to in place of an umbilical cord, as well as helping them to stop pulling out their tubes and wires.

Posted by BBC Midlands on Thursday, 26 October 2017

A team of volunteers who crochet toy octopuses for premature babies say they need more knitters to help. Octopus for a Preemie UK operates in premature baby units in 60 hospitals across the UK, including the West Midlands. The knitted octopuses’ tentacles offer the premature babies something to cling to in place of an umbilical cord, as well as helping them to stop pulling out their tubes and wires.