The care team at Broomhills have thought of a brilliant idea to link in with their community. The lovely initiative is encouraging members of the Rochford community to come together to knit scarves, a meter long each and 50 stitches wide. Once all the scarfs are complete, the team at Broomhills will join them together to make one large scarf that represents the length of Rochford.
The large scarf will represent a warm and comforting wrap around the community, bringing love, connection and friendship. The scarf will be a tangible reflection of Broomhill’s close-knit community.
The Broomhills team will be inviting a number of groups and individuals within the community to take part, should they wish, including other Runwood care homes within the area, the local hospital, Dementia Day Centres, the local Women’s Institute, the local school and of course, Broomhills’ very own residents.
Once the scarves have been made, the team plan to lay them out in the garden, joining them together as one big scarf, inviting all those who took part to see the finished project. The team are then hoping to donate each individual scarf to people within the local area that are in need.
The initiative, entitled ‘Knit My Community’, will build upon the relationships that those at Broomhills have with their community, working together on a common project that represents such a heart-warming concept. Residents, team members, family and friends are very much looking forward to beginning the project and to seeing the final result too.
Home Manager at Broomhills, Leigh Anne Cowling said:
“Myself, residents and the team at Broomhills are very excited to start this project and to invite those within Rochford to join us in making the scarfs. Our talented residents will be able to use their brilliant knitting skills and know that it’ll be benefiting our wider community. We cannot wait to show everybody the finished result and following its success, we hope to continue with more community initiatives in the future.”