Take on our crafty challenge to help people living with dementia
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is calling all knitters and stitchers to get crafty for a good cause this winter.
The charity’s drop-in centre in Heacham, west Norfolk is asking people to make twiddle mitts and blankets to help local people living with dementia.
The colourful knits have different textured items such as buttons, zips, pockets and beads sewn into them which can be ‘twiddled’ to give comfort and sensory stimulation, reducing stress and loneliness.
They’ll be donated to local residents and nursing homes to enjoy over Christmas.
Sharon Pitt, Social Development Manager at Norfolk and Waveney Mind, said: “This is a great way to beat the lockdown blues and enjoy the wellbeing benefits of getting crafty, while helping other people in our community.
“We just ask that the twiddle items are sewn on well, so nothing can be ‘twiddled’ off.”
Mitts and blankets can be dropped off at the Norfolk and Waveney Mind Winter Safe Haven at 4 Poplar Avenue, Heacham which is open from 10.30am to 2.30pm every Tuesday and Saturday.
The last date for donations is 15th December so they can be quarantined and safely delivered before Christmas.