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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Big effort in Kent to deliver crosses and Christmas blessings to care homes

Maidstone Anna Chaplain, Sue Yeo, has been exceptionally busy in the run-up to Christmas. Sue explained how she had seen on the Anna Chaplaincy blog an idea for knitted crosses and a blessing to be given out.

Sue said, ‘I thought, can this be done, to hand out to as many crosses as needed to be delivered to the residential and nursing homes in Maidstone at Christmas? I did wonder from time to time if I had bitten off more than I could chew! But, today I delivered over 300 knitted crosses with a bookmark that has the Lord’s prayer printed on it, and a blessing.’

She went on to say, ‘A huge thank you to all who knitted them – members of the Maidstone Mothers’ Union, members of various churches throughout Maidstone and oh so many more who got their needles out and knitted and knitted, and all those who have helped to deliver them to the various homes – I really couldn’t have done it without you, and all the prayers for the success of this project.’

What a tremendous effort (writes Debbie Thrower) and one can only imagine just how much such a gift will mean to residents and staff at a time when the social care sector is under such pressure and families are separated because of Covid-19. Well done to Sue and all her talented and willing helpers!

A Merry Christmas one and all…




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