Hero of the Moment 29th May 2020

May 29, 2020

Our latest Hero deserves a big “wool” done!

What have you been up to in lockdown? Re-decorating the house? Weeding the garden? How about knitting a replica of the Nightingale hospital? No, didn’t think so!

Margaret Seaman, also known as “Norfolk’s Knitting Queen”, has raised over £3,000 for the NHS by creating ‘Knittingale’ – a woolly version of London’s renowned Nightingale Hospital. 

At 91 years of age, Margaret was one of many people instructed by the Government to socially isolate. So, she decided to make the most of staying in by using her knitting skills to raise some money for the NHS, creating a knitted product like no other. The devil is indeed in the detail, as her aptly named ‘Knittingale Hospital’ includes a children’s ward, A&E department and even a reception. 

Margaret is no stranger to fundraising, having already raised thousands through previous knitting projects including a replica of Sandringham House and Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile. So far, Margaret’s ‘Knittingale’ creation has raised £3,360, which will be donated to three local hospitals in Norfolk. 

Margaret is a fantastic example of the kind of inspiration we need during lockdown, so we take our (knitted) hats off to her! Donate to her brilliant cause here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/margaretsknittedhospital