Pupils knit nap blankets for elderly at Barnsley care home


nap-blanket-donation-at-deangate-care-homeDARTON Primary School pupils and Mapplewell Library teamed up to knit nap blankets for elderly residents at Deangate Care Home.


The young knitters – who call themselves the Big Friendly Knitters – spent their summer holidays creating three patchwork woolen blankets.


Sophie Miller, 11, and twins Sophie and Olivia Bentley, 8, took part in the project after librarian Beverly Kenworthy started the knitting club at the library.


Tutor Janice Bouchouat taught the girls how to knit and helped them assemble the blankets before they chose Deangate Care Home, also in Mapplewell, to donate the winter warmers.


Beverly said: “The girls have been so generous with their time and we’re all delighted with their work. The blankets are fabulous and I’m sure Deangate’s residents will love them.


“We chose the care home because it’s just down the road from the library and the pupils have been regularly visitors to entertain the elderly with story-telling and other activities.”


Jonathan Edwards, home manager at Deangate Care Home, said: “We’d like to thank both Mapplewell Library and the Darton Primary School pupils for the generous donation of the blankets.


“They look fantastic and I’m sure, now we’re heading into autumn and the temperature starts dropping, our residents will really enjoy using them.”



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