Handmade blankets go to homeless in Barnsley

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A knitting group has made some woolly blankets to keep homeless people in Barnsley warm this winter.

The Knit2gether group, a monthly knitting event for people with dementia and their carers, made wool squares during sessions at Experience Barnsley Museum.

Fashion students from Barnsley College, who have also been involved in the project, then crocheted the knitted squares together to create blankets.

Adele Lacy, a dementia support worker from Alzheimer’s Society, who runs the project said: “Knit2gether gives people with dementia and their carers the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities, reducing isolation and promoting general health and wellbeing.”

The blankets have been donated to a homeless charity in Barnsley.