A MUIREND gran who was sent to Switzerland in the 50s during a tuberculosis panic is knitting her heart out for the NHS.

Liz Cowan, who raised £200 for Alzheimer Scotland by knitting chicks at Easter, has been making hearts to help connect coronavirus patients in hospital and their loved ones who may be unable to visit. The 77-year-old has also completed a rainbow jumper she plans to donate to key workers.

After her sister died from TB and Liz developed symptoms, she was sent to Switzerland as part of a pioneering treatment plan.

“It was a frightening time, just like now, but it saved lives,” she said. “I thought if a charity or an NHS ward could raffle the jumper or make use of it, that would be lovely.”

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