Local ladies knit woolly wonders for local poppy parade

A group of ladies from Churchill Retirement Living’s King’s Lodge in Maidstone have been busy knitting remembrance poppies for a local appeal. 

The ladies have knitted special poppies to contribute towards the Kent Knitted Poppy Parade appeal, which has challenged locals to help build a carpet of knitted or crocheted poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. Over 7,000 poppies were donated to last year’s appeal, with even more expected this year.

Several Owners at King’s Lodge had already formed a weekly Knit and Knatter group where they meet in the Owners’ Lounge to chat and knit woolly supplies, when they decided to take on the challenge to create poppies for the display.

Sue Robertson, Lodge Manager at King’s Lodge, said: “The ladies thoroughly enjoy getting together for their weekly Knit and Knatter group, and have found it so rewarding to be able to knit for such a lovely cause. In fact, they’ve enjoyed it so much that we’re now selling extra knitted poppies in the Lodge reception, with all the proceeds going to Walking with the Wounded.

“They have put so much time and effort into this project, and we’re proud that the Owners at King’s Lodge have been able to contribute towards this very special reminder of the great sacrifices made by those who lost their lives during the war.”

King’s Lodge comprises of 53 one and two bedroom apartments in the heart of Maidstone. The apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and are an ideal combination of design and functionality. Owners can also enjoy the added luxury of a stunning roof terrace to enjoy in the summer months. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height.

All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners 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 will have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits which are on offer, including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events, in the Owners’ Lounge.

To find out more about King’s Lodge, please visit the show complex, open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm, call 01622 965 527 or click here.