Worksop: Nancy and June visit war heroes in Catterick after making blankets

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Two elderly Worksop women have been praised for making dozens of blankets for wounded, injured and sick war heroes.

The blankets are used on the beds and wheelchairs at the Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick.

And to say thanks, Nancy and June, both in their 80s, were give a special tour of the centre and spent time talking to the service personnel.

“It is especially at this time of year that we think about our armed forces men and women,” said Tony Eaton, regional manager at Help for Heroes.

“It is thanks to the amazing generosity of the public and all our supporters that makes life that much more bearable for our wounded injured and sick service personnel. They are very grateful and wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone.” Nancy and June told the Guardian that they are planning to make more blankets in 2015.

“It’s about doing your bit, whether it’s donating or raising money. buying Help for Heroes merchandise, or other ways like Nancy and June have,” added Tony.

“The war might be over but the battle continues for a lot of our wounded and sick personnel.”