HASLAND: Jean Miller, 82, knits teddies for baptised babies

Jean Miller with her knitted teddies which have been collected by the Rev Malcolm Ainscough.
Jean Miller with her knitted teddies which have been collected by the Rev Malcolm Ainscough.

Nimble-fingered octogenarian Jean Miller has been keeping warm and active over the long cold months by knitting keepsake teddies for a church.

Nimble-fingered octogenarian Jean Miller has been keeping warm and active over the long cold months by knitting keepsake teddies for a church.

Jean, 82, of Heather Vale Care Home, Hasland, has made 24 teddies which she donated to Rev Malcolm Ainscough on one of his visits to give Holy Communion to the people who live at Heather Vale.

Fr Malcom said he would give a teddy to every child baptised at St Paul’s, as a token from one older person to the younger, connecting the generations and the community.

Jean has spurred others to take up knitting and they are now busy making items for the special care baby unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.