Worcestershire Hospital Trust's 'Knitting for Charity' course to provide dementia patients with mittens is back - The Evesham Observer

Worcestershire Hospital Trust's 'Knitting for Charity' course to provide dementia patients with mittens is back

Evesham Editorial 23rd Feb, 2022   0

THE Knitting for Charity course that provided dementia patients at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust with knitted mittens is back.

The course will teach learners the basics or help more advanced knitters develop existing skills by taking part in several projects that aim to create something beautiful for patients living with advanced stages of dementia.

The knitted and crocheted creations will be passed onto the Trust for Dementia patients at both Worcestershire Royal Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch once the course has finished in April.

Starting on Tuesday, March 1, the five week course will once again take place online every Tuesday and will be ran by Worcestershire County Council’s adult learning team.




Councillor Marc Bayliss cabinet member for Economy and Skills at Worcestershire County Council said, “We have a wide range of adult learning courses available through the council suited to everyone and it’s always lovely to see positive feedback from learners.

“Therefore, due to popular demand we’re delighted to deliver Knitting for Charity once again for craft enthusiasts to create gifts for patients at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.


“We’re proud to deliver a course that has such a positive effect on the community.”

Donna Kruckow, lead nurse for older people at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We’re so pleased to hear this course will be running again as the knitted mittens received at Christmas were hugely appreciated.

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