Harpenden care home resident Judith Higgins has marked three years of knitting clothing for premature babies.

Judith, who is 93 and lives at Field House Bupa Care Home, has been regularly knitting hats, mittens, cardigans and bonding squares for the charity Emily's Star.

Emily's Star supports families in neonatal units across the UK, as well as children with life-limiting or threatening illnesses in Milton Keynes.

Herts Advertiser: Some of Judith's knitting for premature babiesSome of Judith's knitting for premature babies (Image: Field House Bupa Care Home)

The charity is particularly close to Judith's heart as she lost her twin sons when they were newborns.

She said: "I really enjoy knitting the garments for Emily’s Star, I find it very relaxing, but it also means a lot to me personally to support mothers and their babies.

"When I was young, I had twin boys but neither of them survived.


"I have always connected with children and feel by doing this it will help neonatal babies keep warm and bond with their mothers."

Home manager Sandeep Dinesh commented: "Judith has a real talent for knitting and we think it’s wonderful that she uses it to support a charity so close to her heart.

"She’s a star in our eyes - selfless, kind, and committed to giving back - and we’re all very proud of her."