Intrepid trio’s mission for Larbert Maggie’s Centre

Helen Hendry, Edna Bennett and Bridie Crommie at the shop in Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Helen Hendry, Edna Bennett and Bridie Crommie at the shop in Forth Valley Royal Hospital
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A group of retired nurses are doing a roaring trade raising money for the new Maggie’s Centre at Larbert.

Helen Hendry, Bridie Crommie and Edna Bennett have been busy knitting and sewing little garments to sell in a shop across from the hospital’s reception once a month.

People have also been donating knitwear, including hats, clothes and shoals for babies, and other garments while friends and family have been lending a hand home baking fruit loaves and tablet.

And it’s all turning into a pretty penny for the intrepid trio as they have raised over £4000 since January from the knick-knacks.

You’ll see the women – who were all practice nurses at Polmont’s Meadowbank Health Centre – at the shop on the first Tuesday of every month, but they will also be there on December 17 with a selection of Christmas gifts.

Helen said: “It has been amazing since we started here, it’s really taken off. People have been very supportive of the new centre, but the goods are really good quality too and have been selling brilliantly.

“Since January we’ve raised a total of £4217, which is just amazing, and we’d like to thank everyone who has and still is supporting us.”

Work has started in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital on the new £3 million Maggie’s Centre which is due to open in 2016.

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