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A stitch in time for Bury carers

Press Release   •   Jul 15, 2013 15:47 BST

A tapestry which took six months and 21,000 stitches to create is now on display at Bury Library.

It’s all the hard work of the Bury Carers Knit and Stitch group, made to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Bury Carers Centre.

Scott Alker, senior development worker, said: “The group wanted to do something that everyone could get involved in and, after receiving many donations of wool, set to work.

“The group meets every week at the Carers Centre, and members also took turns in taking the tapestry home to work on the project. With an estimated 19,000 carers in the Bury area, our centre can be a lifeline where carers receive advice and information and just socialise. We organise many activities but mainly we are here to provide help and support to these unsung and unpaid heroes.”

Claire Rogers, Bury CAPED (Community Action to Promote Early Detection of cancer) project lead, said: “I work with Scott to ensure our information is made available to carers so that they don’t miss out on the health advice available, which can often be the case given the pressures of caring for someone at home.”

For further information on Bury Carers Centre see http://www.carers.org/

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Press release issued: 15 July 2013.