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Lakeview care home supports Knit for Mental Health

24 November 2021

Lakeview care home supports Knit for Mental Health

Residents, relatives and team members at Lakeview, our care home in Lightwater, have donated a variety of knitted items to support Knit for Mental Health, an online shop where all the proceeds go to mental health charities.

The ‘close knit’ group have been knitting for three months to support the initiative making everything from octopuses to purses and blankets.

Knit for Mental Health was started by Jane George, former Love Island contestant and Youth Ambassador for Mental Health, Dr Alex George’s mum after her son Llŷr, 19 tragically took his own life last year.

Its purpose is to raise funds for mental health charities by making and selling products that are knitted and crocheted with love by volunteers across the county and, where possible, they use yarn that is donated to them.

Customer Relationship Manager at Lakeview Care Home, Louise Martin said: The residents, their family and friends and some of our team members here have been really keen to knit for this worthwhile cause so that we could donate a wide variety of items to Knit for Mental Health and raise funds for mental health charities.

“It has created a buzz around the home, interest in the charity and a real sense of community.”

Jane George said: “Anthony and I would like to say a huge thank you to Louise personally for reaching out to us and to the amazing residents of Lakeview. It was such a joy to open the parcels and see the wonderful items they made with such love and care. Items which sold very quickly once in the shop the proceeds of which will be donated to small mental health charities who do such an amazing job in supporting our young people. Together we can make a difference.”

Relative, Glen Strong added: “Mental health is a cause very dear to my heart as one of my family members has clinical depression. Funding for research and for support for all of those living with mental health is extremely important to me. To help everyone (but men in particular) to learn that it really is OK to talk and to make as many people as possible aware of where they can get help is essential and I was pleased to support this community initiative at Lakeview.”

If you would like to donate some wool or knit something to donate to Knit for Mental Health, please contact Customer Relationship Manager, Louise Martin on louise.martin@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk.

To purchase items from the online shop, please visit Seller Profile – Yodomo

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