A resident at James Terry Court, in South Croydon, has been getting into the true meaning of the festive season by giving back to charity.
Ninety-eight year old Marian Royston has been putting her love for knitting to a meaningful cause this winter. She has been knitting squares to support ‘Knit-a-Square’, a charity which supports vulnerable children in South Africa.
Marian was introduced to the project by her daughter Gillian, who provides coloured wool for her mother to knit. The knitted squares are collected, donated and sewn together to create colourful blankets to provide warmth for children in need.
Knitting is one of my favourite pastimes. It is very good for my arthritis and keeps my hands moving for a few hours of the day, every day,
I am very proud to be part of such a worthwhile project; anyone can do it,
Marian was born in August 1923 and was one of five children. She worked as a telephonist, and later moved to India for her husband’s work. They lived in India with their two children and even bought a hotel, before returning to the UK. Marian later moved to Ibiza, Wales and Edinburgh, before settling in at James Terry Court care home.
Whenever I visit Marian, she is always knitting! She is truly dedicated to her art and an inspiration to us all,
said Lucy Fernandes, one of the Activities Coordinators at James Terry Court.
[Summary: 98 year old resident Marian Royston at James Terry Court, in South Croydon, knits squares to support ‘Knit-a-Square’, a charity which supports vulnerable children in South Africa.]