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Skelmersdale Library Craft Group donates gifts to local Care Home

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Left to right; Sue King (Manager of Stocks Hall Skelmersdale), Keith Best (Resident), Liz Ochie (Care Assistant), Jean Warrington (Friend of Skelmersdale Library), Janet Rowland and Sonia Crooks (Frontline Library Assistants), Frank Taylor (Resident)

Staff and Friends of Skelmersdale Library, came to Stocks Hall Skelmersdale with a beautiful selection of hand knitted and hand decorated gifts to give to people living at the care home.

The brightly coloured, exquisite gifts were made by ladies of the craft group, children from the Saturday club, Syrian refugees & friends of Skelmersdale library.

Gifts included twiddle muffs, patchwork blankets, and hand decorated greeting cards.

Some people living at the home were personally delighted to receive the handmade gifts from the group at the time of their visit, others received them later on in the day.

Sonia Crooks and Janet Rowland from Skelmersdale Library worked with members of the library craft group and other library customers during Get Creative Week 2019, and used their creative talents to help people in this way and are delighted that the gifts will be most useful.

Sue King, Manager of the care home said “We are really grateful to the Craft Circle for the kindness, time and all the hard work in making these beautiful gifts. They will be very useful to many people, especially those living with Dementia and will provide comfort and security.”

Sonia and Janet were particularly helped by Jean Warrington of Friends of Skelmersdale Library, and Brenda Williams a volunteer at Stocks Hall.  Jean Warrington said “Lots of people have been involved in making these gifts we wanted to give something back to the community. We are delighted to hear they will benefit so many people living at Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Home.”

Sue King concluded “Our heartfelt thanks goes to all involved in this project at Skelmersdale library. We have a long-standing valued relationship with the ladies and it is especially precious to us that Brenda Williams has linked up with the craft group – her husband previously lived at Stocks Hall. The gifts are so beautiful, much appreciated and will comfort and help those living at Stocks Hall. Thank you goes to all involved in this project at Skelmersdale Library.”

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