A day in the life of the Woodhouse Centre

The High Sheriff joined the knitting and sewing group at the Woodhouse Centre in Oxted today.

Dr Llewelyn spent several hours at the centre, meeting the members who are retired and disabled people living in Oxted and the locality.

The centre runs various groups, including repairing cane furniture, upholstery, and art, in which the participants show extreme skill and enjoy the camaraderie. Their work is sold to benefit the charity and is a fantastic example of the therapeutic value of crafting.

Dr Llewelyn said: “The centre had a very happy atmosphere, fostered by the ever-positive and energetic manager, Dee, and her wonderful volunteers. I marvelled at the knitting and sewing group’s creations, including jumpers, blankets, beautifully made shopping bags and knitted toys such as ducks and rabbits.”

She was so impressed that she bought a beautiful patchwork blanket and some beanies as a memory of her enjoyable visit.