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In stitches for a record

NIFTY knitters from three borough care-homes have earned themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Rec­ords.

NIFTY knitters from three borough care-homes have earned themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Rec­ords.

Residents from Ardenlea Court, Ardenlea Grove and The Priory homes helped to knit a giant tea cosy – 3.9 metres high and 11.1 in circumference.

They were joined in the ambitious event by residents from around the world and the challenge was designed to raise awareness for Bupa’s Communi-tea Week, which highlights the feeling of loneliness experienced by many elderly people.

Elaine Doyle, Ardenlea Grove home manager, said: “Not that we ever need an excuse to put the kettle on, but now we can raise our mugs in celebration of a great cause and a world record. Communi-tea Week offers the perfect chance to help someone who may be struggling on their own, so there’ll be plenty of tea and entertainment to welcome any new friends and faces.”

For more about Communi-tea events call 0113 381 6306 or email communi-teaweek@bupa.com

 

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