Wool needed to knit comforting blankets for dementia patients

Written on March 1, 2021

The blankets, created by Newport Rotary Lite and friends, help dementia patients at Princess Royal Hospital recognise where they are and help their care.

Newport Rotary Lite knitter Liz Chesters said: “Princess Royal Hospital contacted us and asked for help with their blankets for patients with dementia. What they asked us to do was knit very colourful individual blankets with strong patterns to put on dementia patients’ beds, so when they come back to it they recognise it’s theirs.

“If you have any wool that might be suitable for a blanket for a vulnerable elderly person, please could we have it? We’ll use it for the dementia blankets or one of our other charity projects.

“All you have to do is contact us through info@newportrotarylite.co.uk, the Newport Shrops Rotary Lite Facebook page, or by ringing me on 07732 854839, and we’ll sort something out. It’s a good way of people getting rid of wool that’s perhaps been sat in a cupboard for a while – we’ve all had that – and doing some good for others at the same time.

“Alternatively, if you are a knitter yourself you could knit a brightly coloured six inch square or strip of squares and let us have it, and we’ll incorporate it into one of the blankets.

Full story: Shropshire Star

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