Stratford care home residents are hooked on knitting for a good cause - The Stratford Observer

Stratford care home residents are hooked on knitting for a good cause

Stratford Editorial 27th Mar, 2024   0

CARING care home residents in Stratford are hooked on knitting for a good cause.

The residents of Ambleside on Evesham Road have have been attending a weekly ‘Knit and Natter’ club to create blankets, hats and teddy bears to be sent to Stratford Baby Bank.

Now onto their next project, every Thursday, at 2.30pm, Ambleside residents are inviting the local community to join them and help knit for a good cause.

So far, residents have worked exceptionally hard to make three donations. Firstly, to the Dogs Trust, the Ukraine Appeal, and the baby bank, with the most recent donation seeing residents knit 28 blankets, 14 hats and 13 teddy bears.

The residents have also recruited the team at Ambleside to help out in the project; after learning that team members Staci and Dawn weren’t taught to knit in their childhood and believing it to be a life skill.

Team member Audrey has also helped out and been in charge of sewing all of the squares together for blankets.

Home manager Charlotte Levin said: “We’re incredibly proud of the Knit and Natter team for all of their hard work for such a great cause.

“Crafts and other creative activities can promote positive wellbeing for older people in a variety of therapeutic ways, improving mental wellbeing and encouraging a sense of purpose. The teams work for the baby bank is invaluable, and we hope their knitted creations will be well-loved.

“We can’t wait for the local community to come and join the fun to support such great causes.”


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