Gerry knits for our Loughborough charity shop

Published on 16th December 2019 in General

Born and bred in Loughborough, Gerry Walker and her husband David of 41 years, came back to the area 5 years ago after a long period living in Spain.

Whilst in Spain, Gerry was diagnosed with macular degeneration and suffered with depression and anxiety as a result.  Her family were very keen for her to return to the UK where they could support her. Her daughter Leanne got in touch with Vista and Gerry became a member.

Gerry had learned to knit as a child but until about 12 months ago had not picked up a pair of knitting needles for over 25 years. With failing eyesight Gerry found her own way of knitting, starting with a dishcloth and progressing to the vast array of garments she has now gifted to the Loughborough shop.  These include hats, scarves, berets, tank tops and dresses, Gerry is wearing one of her own creations in the photographs!  

Through Gerry's kind donations of the items she has knitted, our Loughborough charity shop have raised hundreds of pounds for which shop manager Troy and team are incredibly grateful.

The shop has provided some of the wool but as you can imagine we could always do with more, as Gerry knits throughout the year.  Gerry and David would like to say a special thank you to family members Kevin and Linda Freer who gave over 100 balls of wool.

If you have any wool you could donate please do drop it into any one of our charity shops so that we can pass it on to Gerry for some happy knitting.


Image of Gerry in our charity shop knitting in our charity shop
Image of Gerry in our charity shop knitting in our charity shop

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