Linda Greenway, a talented knitter from Bedworth, visited the George Eliot Hospital to see how the refurbishment was progressing at the Maternity Unit and to meet Baby Charlie Turner. Little Charlie received one of her beautiful knitted shawls when he was delivered on the same day as Princess Charlotte in May.
Charlie visited the hospital with his mum Kate Turner who had given birth to Charlie only a few hours after the Royal Birth.
Mrs Greenway had knitted the shawl especially for the first baby to be born on the same day as the Royal baby. This had been presented to Kate by George Eliot Maternity staff after little Charlie was delivered weighing just over 8lbs.
Charlie is now a very healthy 12lbs and visited with his mum to see how the refurbishment was progressing at the Maternity Unit. The Turner family and Mrs Greenway intend to visit again once the improvements have been completed later this year.
George Eliot Hospital Head of Midwifery, Alison Talbot said:”We would like to thank Linda again for knitting such a lovely baby shawl and wanting to donate this to the first baby delivered after the Royal birth at the George Eliot Maternity Unit.” Linda and her knitting friends (Maureen, Gwyn and Jean) had also created over one hundred little hats and several cardigan sets which were donated to the Special Care Baby Unit. She is planning to knit more shawls and is hoping to have one completed in time for this year's Christmas Baby.