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Knit and Natter Club Takes on #CaptainTom100 Challenge

In remembrance of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, staff and residents at Astbury Manor Care Home in Bracknell have successfully knitted 100 hats for premature babies as part of their #CaptainTom100 challenge.

The challenge, brought about by Captain Tom’s family to honour his memory and his incredible achievements, encouraged the public to think of their very own ‘100’ challenge. So, over several weeks, members of Astbury Manor’s Knit and Natter club swapped their usual knitting to produce 100 hats for premature babies at Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley. Receptionist Angie said, “What a beautiful, kind gesture. Thank you to you and your knitting ladies.”

The club ladies were delighted when the final count was taken, and they knew that they had successfully done their part. Well-being and Activities Co-ordinator, Jean Griffiths, said, “One of our lovely residents, Eileen, was teaching me to knit. She was so patient and a great teacher.”

Well done to all who took part!