Knitting up a storm for premature babies

Bren and Sylvia meet up every morning to knit

Two residents of Peninsula Villages have picked up their knitting needles to support premature babies and their families.

Bren and Sylvia love nothing more than knitting in the sunshine together.

It was Sylvia who first embarked on a knitting journey to create tiny garments for premature babies.

From soft hats and booties to cosy blankets and cardigans, every stitch is crafted with love and hope.

Her creations will serve as a gentle reminder to the families of these tiny heroes that they are not alone on their challenging journey.

Bren and Sylvia meet every morning on the veranda of the tea house in Pam Palmer House to knit clothes and beanies for premature babies in the special care nurseries of NSW hospitals and say they plan to keep knitting for as long as they can.

“It’s so rewarding to know that our knitting is helping babies who need it,” Sylvia said.

“It’s a great feeling.”

The two women have knitted hundreds of items and say they are always looking for new ways to support their cause.

“We would love to get more people involved in our knitting group,” Bren said.

“It’s a great way to meet new people and make a difference in the world.”

Peninsula Villages CEO Colin Osborne said meaningful connections were made through a variety of shared interests and hobbies within the village.

“Through a range of engaging leisure and lifestyle activities, we aim to provide opportunities for social interactions, personal growth and shared experiences,” he said.

“From physical exercises and leisure pursuits to creative classes like knitting, craft, flower arranging and music, our residents have ample chances to connect and build lasting relationships with others.

“This gesture by Bren and Sylvia is a heartwarming example of how resident-led activities can make a difference in the lives of others.

“Their dedication to knitting tiny garments for premature babies is a testament to their compassion and creativity.

“I am so grateful for their work, and I know that the families of these babies will be so touched by their gifts.”

Peninsula Villages