Help Lymington care homes knit their way into the record book!

Colten Care are attempting to knit the world's largest tea cosy and need your help

Sew cosy!

Colten Care home residents and Priestlands pupils knit squares for the record attemptColten Care are attempting to knit the world's largest tea cosy and are already a third of the way to knitting 3,000 8 x 8 inch squares. If successful, the eventual tea cosy will be bigger than a 4 x 4 family car once all the squares are put together.

The current world record stands at 1,924 squares or 11.1 metres in circumference.

Time for tea!

Once they have knitted the tea cosy, the aim is to build a giant teapot in which tea parties can be held. The Colten Care team will then take it out on the road, to each of their homes and into the community with the aim of raising funds, and publicity, for Dementia UK.

Colten Care is absolutely passionate about raising awareness of dementia which touches all our lives. Residents at several Colten Care homes are already taking part in the world record bid with relatives and the wider community also being encouraged to get involved, including Belmore Lodge and Court Lodge in Lymington.

Now that the record attempt has been launched, Colten Care has two months to complete the tea cosy challenge and submit it to Guinness World Records.

How can you help:

Would you like to help the Colten Care residents to acheive their world record?  You can help by knitting some squares and dropping them off at your nearest Colten Care home. All squares should be 8 inches by 8 inches, no particular stitch or needle size.

Any wool that you would like to donate would be greatly appreciated, again, please drop it to your nearest Colten Care Home.

See below for details of your local Colten Care home.


Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the local area, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...

Colten Care Belmore Lodge Lymington  Colten Care Court Lodge Lymington  Colten Care Linden House Lymington

Colten Care's Avon Reach  Colten Care Kingfishers New Milton  Colten Care Woodpeckers Brockenhurst



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