A super-knitter has used her time during lockdown to produce a treasure trove of twiddle muffs for people with dementia.
Irene Mackenzie, 89, has already donated her first batch to Alzheimer Scotland and has raised more than £1600 for the charity via a JustGiving page.
Twiddle muffs are designed to provide a stimulation activity for people with restless hands.
Ms Mackenzie, from Haddington in East Lothian, said: “A twiddle muff provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation, and keeps hands snug and warm at the same time.
“But I’ve found there are also benefits for me too – not only is knitting keeping me physically and mentally occupied, it’s also making a great dent in my enormous stock of gorgeous textured and coloured wool that I’ve been buying and hoarding for years – one of my guilty pleasures.”
To donate, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/irene-mackenzie4.
By Local Democracy Reporter Marie Sharp
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