Local ladies help world record attempt

An attempt by Alzheimers Scotland to break the world record for the largest hand knitted blanket has been helped along by three knitters from Stonehaven.

Helen Adams, Olive Donald and Kathleen Masson have knitted 2,300 squares for the blanket over six months.

These will be put toward Alzheimer Scotland’s world record attempt.

Alzheimer Scotland’s Argyll and Clyde region have asked for help to create a blanket measuring 710 square metres.

They are hoping to make it with 71,000 squares measuring 10cmx10cm, representing the number of people in Scotland in 2010 who had dementia.

Helen and her two friends decided to get knitting for the cause and handed in their contribution to the Alzheimers Scotland Thursday Day Group who meet at the Invercarron Resource Centre, Stonehaven.

Helen is involved with the group as they used to provide care for her husband.

Alzheimers Scotland is hoping to get the blanket finished in time for Dementia awareness week in June.

The current record stands at 557.34 square metres and is held by the ladies of Hatfield Christian Church (South Africa).

Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.

For more information on Alzheimer Scotland’s work in the area contact 01569 792068 or email SDuff@alzscot.org