Knitting residents at St Mary’s care home in Scunthorpe have spent months crafting winter warmers for local rescue dogs.
Residents and staff from St Mary’s, which is on Speedwell Crescent, have visited Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre in Broughton, to deliver coats and blankets, to help keep their furry friends warm during winter days.
Stella Bradley, activities co-ordinator at St Mary’s, said: “Our residents have been knitting like mad for months and we’re all delighted to have made 2 blankets, 6 coats and a toy. Our residents love knitting, and they love animals, so it was only natural to bring the two passions together to help Jerry Green Dog Rescue provide some extra home comforts for the rescue dogs.”
The rescue centre in Broughton was originally opened in 1961 by Jerry Green Dog Rescue after the passing of his own spaniel, Rusty, inspired him to set up a charity to rescue and rehome stray and unwanted dogs. The charity has expanded and now has five rescue centres in North and South Lincolnshire, North and East Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.
Samantha Weston, Deputy Centre Manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue said: “We were delighted when Stella contacted us and told us how the wonderful residents of St Mary’s had created the winter warmers for our dogs.
“We rely on volunteers to help us provide the best possible level of care for our furry residents and these winter warmers are greatly appreciated.”
Jean Briggs, a resident at St Mary’s, said: “I really enjoy knitting and it has made me smile even more when I saw the little guys snuggled up in their coats and blankets.”