Local ladies knit woolly wears for neonatal ward

A group of Owners from Churchill Retirement Living’s Amelia Lodge in Henleaze have been busy knitting treats for newborn babies at a local hospital.

The retirees have formed a weekly Knit and Natter Group at their lodge on Henleaze Terrace, where they meet in the Owners’ Lounge to chat and knit woolly supplies to donate to the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.

The group was first set up when a group of enthusiastic knitters noticed an empty space in the Owners’ Lounge timetable, and wanted to lend their support to the local hospital. So far, they have created hats with red, amber or green bobbles on to indicate how well the baby is, and are now moving on to knitting squares for refugee blankets and poppies for the annual Poppy Appeal.

Alison Speechly, Lodge Manager at Amelia Lodge, said:

The group find it so rewarding to come together and knit. They have fun spending the afternoon creating these beautiful little hats for the local neonatal ward, as well as catching up with each other over a cup of tea at the same time. It was also great to see Phillip, one of our male owners, lending his support, by making all of the little bobbles.

Owner Anne K, who lives at Amelia Lodge, said: “It’s lovely to sit and have a natter with all of my new friends, and it’s great that we can come together to do something that we all love, for such a great cause.”

Churchill Retirement Living’s Amelia Lodge comprises 33 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities. Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout, which have been thoughtfully-designed with the over 60s in mind. The fully fitted, modern kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy reach height. Owners can also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24-hour emergency call system.

With less to worry about, Owners have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits on offer at the Lodge. Owners can have family and friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoy a chat with their neighbours, or attend one of the many events held in the communal Owners’ Lounge.

Located in Henleaze, Amelia Lodge is well-served by an excellent selection of local shops and amenities including a Post Office, butchers, deli, pharmacy, coffee shops and hairdresser all within easy walking distance.

For leisure and entertainment there is also a local library, a three screen independent cinema and a number of gastro pubs just a short distance away.

Old Quarry Park is located adjacent to Amelia Lodge and with its glorious mature trees, seating and flower beds offers the perfect location for quiet reflection or a gentle stroll in the fresh air.
To find out more about Churchill Retirement Living and the apartments available at its Amelia Lodge development, visit the show complex open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 0117 321 5232, or click here.