Local primary school children have been crocheting together to donate an extra special gift to a Sanctuary Care home in Dovercourt.
Youngsters aged ten to 11 from Two Village Primary School in Mayes Lane have been rolling up their sleeves to donate a beautifully bright blanket to residents at Don Thomson House Residential Care Home in Low Road.
The perfect blanket
Putting their crochet hooks and needles to the test, the schoolchildren, who are members of the school’s crochet club, have been working hard to create the perfect blanket, designed with a variety of different bright colours.
To thank the children, the team and residents put on high-tea refreshments for everyone to enjoy.
85-year-old resident Diana Yells said: “It was such a lovely blanket and so generous of them to donate it to us. It was so nice to see such friendly children.”
Fellow resident Ronnie Andrews, who is 93 years old added: “It was wonderful to have a visit from the school children – the blanket was very well made and I like all the different colours.”
“..a heart-warming thing to do…”
Office Manager at Two Village Primary School Claire Lawrie, who runs the crochet club said: “The students had a fabulous time at Don Thomson House. They really enjoyed creating our crochet blanket and were genuinely thrilled to see how much the residents loved it and how much joy it brought to them.
“I am really proud of them all as they’ve done a fantastic job and it really is a heart-warming thing to do for their local community.”
The Sanctuary Care’s activities leader Kim Milne added: “Our residents adored the visit from the school children, they brought nothing but joy with them and it was clear to see from the residents’ faces they enjoyed every second of their company and thought their blanket was fabulous.”