Residents at HC-One Church View Care Home “Knit and Natter” Club have been regularly donating their creations to local charities to raise money for good causes. But they recently became aware that Elim Church in Cresent Road Caerphilly collected clothes for vulnerable babies in several African counties so the “Knit and Natter” club decided to concentrate their efforts on making vests and hats for the babies.
Over the last four months the “Knit and Natter” club have produced 120 vests and hats and found their numbers growing by the week with relatives and friends of the Care Home joining in to increase production. They have also invited residents who only have limited knitting abilities to make blankets so everyone can get involved.
Currently vests, blankets and hats are on their way to Sierre Leone, Liberia and The Congo and will be handed over by representatives of Elim Church to Life for African Mothers who will distribute them to families who desperately need clothing for their babies.
Commenting on the initiative, Alison Durbidge the Church View Care Home Manager said “it is very rewarding for the residents involved in our “Knit and Natter” Club to be able to enjoy a combination of a lovely sociable activity that also benefits such a worthy cause – we hope it will continue to grow”.