For the last few months we've been helping to co-ordinate the creation of blankets for a Sensory Garden project at Ysbyty George Thomas. Knitters from Cafe 50 in Pontyclun together with our own shop groups have been making pieces for the blankets ranging from bluebirds to snowflakes. As today is World Alzheimer's Day we have decorated our shop window with some of the completed blankets before we deliver them to Treorchy next week. The ladies have done an amazing job creating the most imaginative themed blankets so If you are in the area do come and have a look. So far we have a vegetable garden, two beaches, a snow scene, a flower garden and a lawn (which is waiting for me to sew the flowers on!). Future themes include a garden pond (we already have a toad) and an Autumn garden.
The blankets will go to Ysbyty George Thomas to be used in their new Sensory Room. Careworkers there use personalised pictures, texture and sounds as cues to help evoke memories.
If you would like to help with the project call into Cafe 50 on a Thursday morning or into Ammonite Yarns any day during opening hours.
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