PEOPLE who attend the Ann Holloway Centre in Welshpool have knitted more than 100 little hats for premature babies.

The bonnets will soon make their way to Telford, Wrexham and Alder Hey Hospitals.

A group made up of around five service users and staff at the Welshpool day centre made the hats in the last four to six months.

“They were really keen. Some of the hats were so beautiful and made with such passion,” said Wendy Yapp, the centre manager.

The project was a personal one for Wendy, as her own daughter was born premature.

“I’m sure the hats will be appreciated,” she said.

When Wendy rang up the hospitals to offer them the knitted hats, she said: “They were amazed that it was a day centre people who made them.”

“They were very pleased and very grateful.”

This is the first time the Ann Holloway Centre has made hats for premature babies, but in the past it has made twiddle muffs for people with dementia.

The centre has also raised more than £1,000 from Easter bingo and sales from Easter chicks. The money will be used for trips and entertainment at the centre and staff would like to thank everyone that donated prizes and supported the events.