Your News: Qu’Appelle residents prove you’re never to old to help others

Quappelle knitting EMN-140407-162249001
Quappelle knitting EMN-140407-162249001

Qu’Appelle Care Home’s knitting circle have been merely knitting away to the sound of old time songs.

They have been knitting squares to make blankets for charity.

There is also a colourful array of cotton dishcloths and some dark cotton floorcloths.

The blankets will be given to the Salvation Army who will be sending them to Latvia.

Later this month, Qu’Appelle in Harrington Street, Bourne, will be holding their summer fete, where the dishcloths and floorcloths will be sold to raise funds for the day trips out to Grimsthorpe Castle and Springfield shopping centre in Spalding.

It has been great to see residents having a good laugh and singing along to many of the old time songs.

Staff have also been amazed at the results from residents with dementia, who find it very difficult to focus and need lots of one to one help doing many activities.

Residents with dementia who have knitted in the past, can be given knitting and have no idea what to do with it.

After being shown step-by-step what to do, some residents are able to recall the memories and are able to knit on their own.

This has been encouraging for residents as well as staff.

Staff would like to say a very big thank you to the residents for all their hard work, also Margaret Batten who kindly sewed all the squares together to make the lovely blankets.

The summer fair will be held at the home on Saturday, July 19, between 2pm and 4pm.

Everyone in the town is encouraged to go and support the event.