TANGMERE’S Sage House is patrnering with family-run Bognor Regis based business, Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Vans and Tricycles, to help raise awareness for the local centre.
Sage House Dementia Support has an ambitious yarn bombing challenge and is calling for knitters to get busy to take on dementia.
Georgia Alston, business development manager at Pinks Vintage Ice Cream, has put a call out for crafters of all ages across the south east to contribute knitted or crocheted bunting, chain links or rope – a whopping 805 metres in total.
The lengths will be joined together and form a half mile chain displayed in an undisclosed location in Bognor Regis at the end of March to raise awareness for the support Sage House offers people living with dementia, and their families and carers.
Georgia said: “We’re hugely excited for to be partnering with Sage House to help raise awareness and get the whole community involved.
“Anybody who wants to get crafting can participate, and there’s no minimum or maximum length per person – every little helps. We can’t wait to reveal more about how we will be displaying the yarn bombing, but for now it’s top secret!”
Donated lengths can be in any colour and can be knitted or crocheted in chain link or bunting style so they can be joined together easily.
Nikki Clarke, of Dementia Support, commented: “There is an estimated 14,820 people living in West Sussex with dementia. If the current rate of diagnosis remains, this number will increase to 26 per cent by 2021.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Pinks Vintage Ice Cream on this fun project that will not only bring our community of crafters together, but raise vital awareness for the work we do and how people can help. Please get knitting!”
So far, 200 metres have been pledged. All completed lengths should be dropped into Sage House, City Fields Way, Tangmere, P020 2FP before March 1.