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Date: 3rd August 2015 | Category: News


Volunteers and Norfolk Knitters launch knitted model of Noah’s Ark for disabled care home Volunteers at John Grooms Court care home in Norwich have launched a new knitted project to reproduce a model of Noah's Ark.

This is the third knitting project undertaken by the volunteer group for the care home, Friends of John Grooms Court, and will be unveiled in February 2016 at The Forum, Norwich. It has been coordinated by Lady Walpole – Chair of the Friends group.

John Grooms Court is a spacious and modern care home, run by the national charity Livability. The home offers 29 self-contained flats to disabled residents who can develop and maintain their independence.

Friends of John Grooms Court are being joined by their knitting partner, Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers, to assist in the project.

Knitters from across the world are expected to contribute and the volunteer group is now putting a shout out for people to send in their pairs of animals to John Grooms Court. They would like all species of animals and to be no larger than 8 inches high,
This knitting project is for all levels of knitters, and they would welcome blue squares and triangles for the sea, preferably 6 inch squares.
Proceeds from the Noah's Ark project will part benefit disabled residents who live at the local Norwich home and part benefit the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers group.

Previous knitted projects by Friends of John Grooms Court, now in their 25th year, include a 15ft Christmas tree and a 7ft tall flower pergola.

Lady Walpole, Chair of Friends of John Grooms Court volunteering group said:
'Following the success of our previous knitting projects, we are delighted to partner with the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers to create a magnificent Noah’s Ark for everyone to enjoy. We do hope knitters will join with us to create many pairs of animals and a blue sea, which will help us to raise funds not just by exhibiting the ark but we will be selling the animals too.'

Lisa Hemsley, Head of Community Fundraising at Livability said:
'We are very grateful to the fantastic dedication of our local Friends Group whom continue to create such wonderful community activities for all to get involved with and enjoy. I can’t wait to see all the interesting animals and impressive ark when it is unveiled in February at The Forum.'

If you would like to help us in any way by knitting, stitching, promoting, or providing patterns please get in touch. Contact us at norfolkknitters08@gmail.com or laurelwalpole@manningtongardens.co.uk for more information on the Friends of John Grooms Court.

To see the previous Pergola project: http://www.livability.org.uk/pam-rhodes-unveil-john-grooms-court-knitted-pergola/


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