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Community News & Views | Pinks take on dementia

A FAMILY-RUN Bognor Regis business is calling for knitters to get busy to take on dementia. Pinks Vintage Ice Cream’s has challenged crafters of all ages in the area to contribute knitted or crocheted bunting, chain links or rope.


The aim is to create 805 metres of the material by joining the lengths together to form a half-mile chain displayed in an undisclosed location in Bognor Regis at the end of next month.


This will raise awareness for the support Sage House, run by Dementia Support, offers people living with dementia and their families and carers.


Georgia Alston, Pinks Vintage’s business development manager, said: “We’re hugely excited to be partnering with Sage House to help raise awareness and get the whole community involved.


“Anybody who wants to get crafting can participate and there’s no minimum or maximum length per person. Every little helps.


“We can’t wait to reveal more about how we will be displaying the ‘yarn bombing’ but, for now, it’s top secret.”


Donated lengths can be in any colour and can be knitted or crocheted in chain link or bunting style so they can easily be joined together. The total pledged a week ago was 200m to get the appeal off to a encouraging start.


Anyone who would like to take part can let the organisers know how much they will be creating by using the social media hashtag #SageHouseYarnChallenge or commenting on Pinks Vintage’s Facebook page.


All completed lengths should be taken to Sage House, City Fields, Tangmere, PO20 2FP, before March.


Dementia Support’s Nikki Clarke said action was needed to help the rising number of people in West Sussex with dementia.

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