Hospice is Wrapped in Love

Friday, 4 December 2015
Nearly 1km of scarf was knitted, enough to go round the building three times, with some left over. Patients, staff and members of the local community all came together to knit the huge scarf, many had never picked up knitting needles before. 

Students from The King’s High School, Pontefract and St Wilfred’s Catholic High School, Featherstone helped Day Care patient Jo Megson join the final pieces. 

Jo Lister, Day Therapy Activities Coordinator, organised the event and gave a speech as the final scarf was being joined together. 

“When we started this project we had no idea to what scale it would grow, the response to this has been absolutely overwhelming. Patients, staff and volunteers have loved the chance to be part of a project, working together to make it happen. Whether they’ve knitted for years or never picked up a ball of wool, everyone has joined together and got wrapped up in the fun and joy that this project has brought.” Jo said. 

“We are so grateful for the support and the amount of people that joined in, including church congregations, WI groups, schools and local businesses. Word has also reached further afield and we’ve been receiving packages of knitting from all over the country,” continues Jo. 

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