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Dementia Sufferers Knit Blankets For Town's Homeless

Thursday December 18 2014

HOMELESS people will benefit from blankets made from squares crafted by dementia sufferers.

Knit2gether, a monthly event for people with the illness and their carers, takes place at Experience Barnsley.

Joining the group were fashion students from Barnsley College who have also been involved in the project, crocheting the knitted pieces together.

The sessions encourage those attending to chat, reminisce and interact with others in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Adele Lacy, dementia support worker at the Alzheimer’s Society, said: "Knit2gether gives people with dementia and their carers the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities, reducing isolation and promoting general health and wellbeing."

The blankets were donated to homeless charity Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project this week, in time for the winter months.

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Reply Posted by Mrs d Williams on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:17
I have some crochet blankets for homeless were do I send them to

Reply Posted by vicky bailey on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 13:23
Hi my sister and myself crochet blankets for charity is there any were in barnsley were they would be appreciated thanks

Reply Posted by Mrs williams on Tuesday December 1 2015 at 11:23
I have some crochet blankets I live in Royston were do I send them x

Reply Posted by Janine on Thursday August 18 2016 at 13:53
How large are the squares and how many for each blanket