AN ELDERLY knitter is calling for community support to help with her hat-making.

Marion Glenn,66, from Worcester, loves to knit.

Two years ago, she was given just 48 hours to live after being rushed to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital with sepsis of the lung.

But she fought back to health and returned home, assisted daily by a team of carers and now struggles with arthritis.

Mrs Glenn said: “I was sitting at home, housebound, and wanted something to do to keep me active.

“I started off knitting hats for prem babies.

“I then thought it can’t be too difficult to make the hat bigger so it would fit an adult so that’s what I’ve started doing.

“I don’t use a pattern, I use my judgement. and I really enjoy it”

Each day, she spends between six to eight hours knitting, with her faithful Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dottie, 13, at her side.

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Mrs Glenn added: “I’m a pensioner and I can’t afford to keep buying wool, so I’m after donations of chunky wool and chunky knitting needles so I can knit with.

Anyone wanting to get involved, can contact Mrs Glenn on: 019059420255 or by email at:

She also welcomes contact from other knitting enthusiasts to work with her.