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Volunteer Sue Morris and a team of knitters have been busy crocheting octopuses and jellyfish for babies born too soon in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The little items provide soft comforters for the babies and something for them to grab onto instead of wires and tubes. Family Support Co-ordinator, Jo Willard, said: ‘We are really fortunate to receive the little octopuses and jellyfish and the reaction of parents is wonderful. To the premature baby, crocheted or knitted octopus tentacles feel like mother’s umbilical cord – so they really help.’

If you’d like to get involved please visit www.facebook.com/groups/octopusforapreemie