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Residents and local groups are invited to pick up their needles and get knitting for a new project to promote this year’s Tamworth in Bloom campaign and raise awareness about dementia.

The project was launched during the St George’s Day celebrations in the Castle Grounds on Saturday 20 April, where people collected wool and knitting needles, from the Community Together CIC hub at Tamworth Activity Centre. 186 packs were collected for the forget-me-not flowers.

The forget-me-nots will all be knitted in yellow and blue wool, the colours associated with our Dementia Friendly Communities. You don’t have to be an experienced knitter as help is at hand to show individuals how to knit, just pop into the Community Together CIC hub to collect a pack and find out more.

The knitted forget-me-nots will be tied to cards containing useful information about dementia and hung around the town this summer for people to collect.

Schools and local groups are also invited to join the project and get knitting before the deadline of 1 June. All knitted items are to be returned to the CIC hub, ready to be displayed before the Tamworth in Bloom judging day in July. This year’s Dementia Action Week starts on 20 May and will include a special ‘Come Knit with Me’ event on 25 May, where volunteers from CIC will be seated in the Castle Grounds, ready to give hands-on knitting lessons and tips.

Online Tutorial:

Dementia Friends downloads: Forget-Me-Not-patterns



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