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Knitting For Our Heroes

Published: Monday 18th November 2019

Larkhill Halls Joan Lindon wearing her kitted poppy

Residents at a West Derby care home have raised over £150 for The Royal British Legion, after grabbing their knitting needles and stitching away for charity this November. 

Larkhill Hall’s knitting group has been busy at work creating hand-knitted poppies, which they sold to friends, family and visitors to raise funds ahead of Remembrance Day. 

The group, which now has five members, was formed seven months ago by residents. Many have knitted all their life and wanted to continue to enjoy their hobby, creating items that would benefit their fellow residents and the wider local community. 

Lois Abraham, Lifestyle Manager at Larkhill Hall, said:“Ensuring that our residents can continue to enjoy the things the love when they move in is a key priority for us. Knitting is a treasured hobby for many so it was fantastic to see them joining forces to create the group. Not only is it a great way to socialise, it’s a powerful reminiscence tool, bringing back lovely memories for them. We loved the idea of knitting poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion and we’re proud to have raised money for such a worthy cause.” 

Marie Oldroyd (83), resident at Larkhill Hall, said: “I’ve always loved to knit and can rarely be found without a knitting needle and ball of wool to hand. It keeps my brain active and my fingers nimble! It’s great to be able to enjoy one of my favourite pastimes with my fellow residents. Over the past few months we’ve worked together to create a lovely patchwork blanket and have been extremely busy with our knitted poppies, which we hope our customers wore with pride this Remembrance Day.”

Larkhill Hall provides 24 hour residential and dementia care for 66 people with an inclusive fee offer in a modern and luxurious setting. The home boasts en-suite bedrooms, a hair salon, café, library, spacious lounges and landscaped gardens. The caring and highly trained staff team promote independence and choice through the personalised care they deliver.

To contact Larkhill Hall please call 0151 226 0118 or email larkhill.hall@idealcarehomes.co.uk