Thousands of flowers created for dementia awareness

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will be awash with forget-me-nots next month after more than 12,000 flowers were created to help raise dementia awareness.

Norfolk’s knitters and stitchers have made thousands of flowers over the last month, which will go on display as part of the NNUH Dementia Information and Advice Fayre on Monday 13 May.

Community groups and individuals across the county, including care home staff and residents, dementia support groups, library users, Women’s Institute members, NNUH staff and volunteers, members of the Norwich and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK, UEA Knitting and Crochet Society and Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers got involved in the art project.

The Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers have also made a giant crochet forget-me-not, which will go on display on the day.

Liz Yaxley, Dementia Services Manager at NNUH, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and creativity of all the knitters and stitchers across Norfolk who have contributed to this exciting project. Thank you to the countless individuals and community groups who have generously contributed.

We have big plans for the thousands of forget-me-nots that have been created for the fayre and we look forward to displaying them in the East Atrium on 13 May.”

The NNUH Dementia Information and Advice Fayre will take place between 10am and 4.30m on 13 May and the hospital has assembled a wealth of experts and agencies for the event.

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Glo and Honey-Bee from the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers with the giant forget-me-not

James Artherton-Howlett and Jenny Woolgrove from the NNUH Dementia Support Team with the knitted flowers

Friday 26th of April 2019 09:58:43 AM