Care home residents knit scarves for Ukrainian children

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Orphaned children in Ukraine are to benefit from scarves made by residents at Red Rocks nursing home in Hoylake.

Encouraged by the home’s activities co-ordinator, Mozin Ali, they took up a dementia knitting challenge last November, picking up their needles for at least 30 minutes a day.

The scarves were presented to Olena Ten, a displaced Ukrainian dancer, at a special event at the home accompanied by a Ukrainian menu, created by the home’s chef, ahead of the second anniversary of the invasion.

Olena gave a history of Ukraine and danced a traditional dance for the residents, who gave her a vote of thanks.

The knitting challenge also raised money for Dementia UK, a specialist charity which helps families affected by the illness.

Photo credit: David Edwards