Crocheted Blanket Throws for Nursing Home

27th April 2015

On Thursday 19th February 2015 Outreach Workers and Volunteers of the WAVE Trauma Centre, Omagh presented 7 crocheted blanket throws to residents and staff of Harold McCauley House in Omagh.

The Craft group, collectively known as the Knit and Natter group meet every Thursday morning in order to crochet the ‘throws’ and had started work on them before Christmas 2014, with some members of the group teaching themselves how to crochet as they went along.

The dedication and determination of the ‘Knit and Natter’ group is clearly evident by the quality of the crocheted throws and their colourful and intricate design, with both residents and staff alike of Harold McCauley House extremely grateful to have received them.

Harold McCauley House head of home, Mrs Caroline Crawford stated “both staff and residents are delighted tohave received the blanket throws,” adding “they will be very useful for the residents in helping to keep them warm”. She also commented on how the crocheted blanket throws “keeps the old tradition of crochet alive and how the Knit and Natter group’s hard work highlights how old traditions, like crochet are coming back into fashion”.  Mrs Crawford concluded by extending the home’s gratitude and thanks to the group for their generosity.

Outreach Workers and Volunteers of the WAVE Trauma Centre Omagh presented 7 crochected ‘throws’ to Harold McCauley House, Omagh.  Pictured seated from left – Sheila Quinn, resident, Jean Caldwell, Outreach Worker, Rose Donnelly, resident, Elaine Boyle, Outreach Worker and Sally Evans. Standing from left – Mary Ellis, Kay McGerty, Helen Kerr and Gertie McGlinn, all WAVE Volunteers, and Jackie Heaney and Caroline Crawford, Harold McCauley House.  Missing from the photograph are WAVE Volunteers Margaret Young, Linda McMullan and Vida Lake.