At Chiswick House our residents are appealing for size 8 needles and green balls of wool to help create an unforgettable Christmas display. 

Squares knitted by residents at York House in Dereham, which are sewn together and make into blankets for premature babies in local hospitals.

We know that 2020 has been a strange year for everyone, and none more so than people in care whose routines have had to change significantly. We know this has the potential to effect mental health and making it harder to maintain relationships, which is why we think it is so important to maintain the community spirit which is so strong within our homes.  

As we head towards Christmas, our new activities coordinator Kate at Chiswick House has launched an amazing new initiative. It will bring our residents together to create a knitted Christmas tree for display in the home, giving them lots of great activities to do in the run-up and showing that our residents are connected to their local community. 

If you have any size 8 knitting needles or balls of green wool going spare, or you would like to knit green squares to feature on our residents tree – we know it would mean the world to our residents to make the most beautiful tree they possibly can. 

We’re seeing donations come in already, with one of our residents loved ones at a different home kindly making a donation after seeing our social media campaign.

Hazel, whose mother-in-law lives at Kings Lynn Residential Home kindly donated wool and a collection of knitting needles to the knitted Christmas tree appeal at Chiswick House.

She told us that donating to another Black Swan Care Group home “Made it feel like family”.

We love that the family atmosphere encompasses all of our homes and it’s wonderful to be able to share this project with the wider community. 

Donations can be sent to: 

Knitted Christmas Tree Appeal 
Chiswick House 
3 Christchurch Road
NR2 2AD