Janet’s great Weston Hills knit-off for chemo unit

CHEMO SUITE: Janet Pell of Weston Hills presents a cheque for �2,205 to patients and staff at Pilgrim Hospital's chemotherapy suite.  Photo supplied.  ANL-161213-163640001.
CHEMO SUITE: Janet Pell of Weston Hills presents a cheque for �2,205 to patients and staff at Pilgrim Hospital's chemotherapy suite. Photo supplied. ANL-161213-163640001.
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A Weston Hills woman’s passion for knitting means cancer patients at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital are more than £2,200 better off.

Janet Pell (78) decided to start Christmas early at her home in Broadgate by hosting a charity day to raise money for the hospital’s chemotherapy suite.

But the final total raised from book, cake and bric-a-brac stalls, as well as Janet’s range of knitted cardigans, jumpers and baby clothes, left her speechless. Janet said: “I do a lot of knitting and I had lots of wool to get rid of, so my daughter said I should use it and sell the things I made to raise money for the chemotherapy suite.

“We had a stream of people through our house and we just couldn’t believe how generous people were.”

“When we counted the money, we had to get a man I’d known for a while to come and recount it.

The event was opened by Weston Hills district councillor Anthony Casson who said: “If Janet says she’ll do something, then she’ll do it and there’s no messing about with her.”

When we counted the money, we couldn’t believe it so we had to get a man I’d known for a while to come and recount it.

Janet Pell of Weston Hills