Alzheimers Scotland World Record Challenge

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Alzheimers Scotland World Record Challenge

Postby pinkshoes » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:04 pm

Alzheimers Scotland are trying to beat the world record for the largest hand knitted blanket, thereby raising awareness and hopefully encouraging people to pass on the skill of knitting to others. The aim is to knit 71000 squares to represent the number of people in Scotland suffering from dementia in 2010. The squares need to be 10cm x 10cm (only about 4” x 4”), any yarn, and the only stipulation is that they need to be hand knitted. After the blanket has been pronounced a record-breaker (or not), it will be divided up into smaller blankets for worthy causes. If anyone would like to join me in contributing squares, I have all the information which I can pass on – there’s too much of it to copy here, but this is their website http://dementiascotland.org/services/argyll-and-bute/argyll-and-clyde-regional-office/ and the knitting challenge info is there. Deadline is May next year, so lots of time to get cracking.
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Re: Alzheimers Scotland World Record Challenge

Postby helenab » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:13 pm

I have had a quick look at the site, and will have another more in depth view later. Sounds like something I should do, as my Gran had alzheimers. Anything to raise awareness...
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Re: Alzheimers Scotland World Record Challenge

Postby pinkshoes » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:47 pm

Thanks Helen - that's what's motivating me too. My Dad suffered dementia for years before he died, and my husband's sweet aunt is currently in a care home - bless her she doesn't know what day of the week it is, but she puts on such a brave face. So I have reason to do at least two (though I'm hoping to manage considerably more :smile: ) As you say, anything that raises awareness can only be good, and this is timed to co-incide with national awareness week next year. If we get a few takers I will happily co-ordinate posting them off etc.
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