101-year-old mystery knitter keeps festive spirit alive and well

Published: Thursday 16th December 2021

The festive spirit is alive and well at Blenheim, our Bournemouth care home, after a mystery gift of hand knitted blankets, slippers and lavender bags arrived on the doorstep in Dunbar Road, Bournemouth.

A gentleman dropped off the gifts early one morning, only stopping to say that the knitted gifts had been made by a lady called May, who was 101 years old and had requested the delivery to Blenheim Care Home.

The festive spirit is alive and well

Home Manager Tracy Jennings (pictured second left above with colleagues at Blenheim Care Home) takes up the story:

It was a complete surprise, and felt like Christmas had come early, when the gentleman delivered the blankets and other knitted gifts early one morning.

He only stopped to say that the creations were from a lady called May, who was 101 years old, and that she had made them just for us.

One of our care team believes that May lives nearby, so we’ll return her lovely gesture with some gifts from our residents to say thank you, and find out the connection she has with Blenheim Care Home.

The blankets, slippers and lavender bags are all lovingly crafted and a truly heart-warming gift at Christmas. The gifts show that the season of goodwill is alive and well, and are sure to keep our residents very toasty during the festive season.

Our Blenheim residents Betty and Pat wasted no time wrapping themselves up in the warm blankets.

Our Blenheim Care Home provides high-quality residential, end-of-life and palliative person-centred care for older people living with dementia.