Care home residents attempt mice mile record

Care home residents attempt mice mile record (iStockphoto)

Care home residents in Greater Manchester have decided to pool their knitting skills as they attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

People living at Golborne House on Derby Road are joining in with Wellgreen Craft and Create Club's attempt to knit a mile of woollen mice.

Bolton News reports that the team are aiming to knit the longest ever line of yarn mice, with the record standing at 7,600 at present.

The challenge, as with many projects run by the group, is all in aid of charity, with proceeds going towards the Alzheimer's Society.

Using a selection of coloured yarns residents are being helped by staff, family and friends who visit the old people's care home so that they can make as many of the cute little mice as possible.

Speaking to the newspaper, those involved said that the world record attempt had quickly become a big success.

Anne West, who lives at the home, said: "I love knitting the mice and it's great fun to see all the ones we've made. I just can't believe I'm part of a world record attempt at 81!"

Lorraine Marshall, who is Golborne House's activities manager, explained: "The knitted mice have become a popular activity at the care home.

"It has proved to be a great opportunity for the older people to all come together and share the excitement of reaching the target."

Members of the community are invited to share their knitting skills with the residents and get involved with knitting more mice for the record breaking attempt.

There are still four months to go until October 30th when residents and all those who have taken part in the charitable work are invited to come to the 'big measure'.

This will take place at Altrincham football ground and everyone will be able to find out once and for all if they have officially broken the world record for the longest line of knitted mice.

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