Telford Centre receives tactile gift from Lochaber

Kerry Watson, Manager of the Telford Centre, receiving the twiddle muffs from Rev Anthony Jones.

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Crafty communities from across Lochaber have not been twiddling their thumbs during lockdown, quite the opposite in fact, they have been producing knitted items to help dementia sufferers.

Parish Minister of Glengarry and Fort William-based Rotary Club member, Rev Anthony Jones, recently presented a batch of twiddle muffs donated to the Telford Centre, Fort Augustus on behalf of the Rotary Club of Lochaber.

The twiddle muffs were made by people from all over the local region and give a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation to people suffering from the dementia, keeps hands snug and warm at the same time.

Rev Jones said: ‘The Club is very appreciative of everyone in the community who has made and donated them.

‘We would like to thank the donors who have been busy during lock down. The response to the Project has been terrific.’