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BRILLIANT BLANKETS: Kings Langley resident takes up knitting to raise money for care home’s end of COVID party

 Published on: 21st January 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A 94-year-old Kings Langley resident has been busy knitting to cheer up village residents and beyond.

Desmond Hodges is a resident at Friars Mead care home in the village and with the help of his daughter has been knitting blankets to raise money for the residents’ end of COVID party.

His daughter Maureen Hastie said the knitting is a way to keep her father busy as he hasn’t left the care home since his birthday in February last year.

She said: “He’s not one for doing nothing, he likes to potter about in the garden there and he used to do painting by numbers and he must have done about 150 of those and given them all away.

“He knits squares and I assemble them into the blanket.”

Maureen added that Desmond has raised over £300 so far and is chuffed with the response.

She said: “He’s just chuffed that people want the blankets, he was just amazed about how many liked or comment on the Facebook post.”

Desmond has also donated some of the blankets to Northwick Park Hospital.

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