KNIT and Natter groups are popping up across the North West – with appeals for members and donations of wool.
The groups have been launched at a series of care homes, belonging to the Hill Care Group, in Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire.
Aaron Crest Care Home, on Tanhouse Road, in Skelmersdale, has launched a weekly Knit and Natter session to provide somewhere for knitting enthusiast to meet, enjoy a hot drink and get creative.
Jevgemila Cromnda, 77, lives at the home and has already produced socks, jackets, and other items for adults and children.
Jev and other members of the group are now hoping to make blankets, scarfs, socks and hats for the town’s homeless.
Adrienne Ratcliffe, home manager at Aaron Crest Care Home, said: “There are regular appeals to help the homeless in winter, but homelessness is year-round, so the group wants to start making items regularly.”
At Aaron Grange Care Home, on Blacklow Brow, in Huyton, the newly launched Knit and Natter group is producing hats for children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool.
On the other side of the River Mersey, at Aaron Court Care Home, on Princes Road,
Ellesmere Port, another Knit and Natter Group has also been launched.
Liz Daykin, customer relations manager at the Hill Care Group, said: “We wanted to start these Knit and Natter groups as they give keen knitters at the homes very worthy causes to produce various items for.
“They are not just for the residents, however, and we’d like to invite anyone who would like to get creative and enjoy a cuppa and a chat to come along to one of the homes.
“We’re also appealing for donations of wool, as the groups are producing lots of clothes, blankets and hats for vulnerable adults and children across the North West.”
Anyone who would like to attend a Knit and Natter group or contribute wool can contact the homes and drop donations at: