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Retirement community knit teddies for local children

26 August 2020

Residents and staff from a Telford retirement service have joined forces with West Mercia Police to donate dozens of knitted teddies for local children.

Residents and police officer with the knotted teddies outside of Lawley Bank Court.Lawley Bank Court residents and staff with the knitted teddies and PC Sharon Major

The cute knitted bears were handmade during lockdown by kind-hearted residents, staff and their families from Sanctuary Retirement Living’s Lawley Bank Court, which provides accommodation and communal facilities with onsite care and support for over 55s.

Tracy Thatcher, Wellbeing and Inclusion Assistant at Lawley Bank Court, said: “The residents’ knitting group and their friends all wanted to keep themselves busy during lockdown and find a way to support their local community. We’re so proud of how hard they’ve worked to make so many bears, and we hope that the teddies bring comfort to the children who receive them.”

The teddies were officially handed over to PC Sharon Major, from West Mercia Police. Sharon said: “I’m very grateful to the Lawley Bank Court knitting group, the staff, their families and friends for their support in making these teddies for the local community. I know they’ll be well-received.”

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