Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest tea cosy

Bupa care homes knit world’s biggest tea cosy
Thursday 16th April 2009
By Lester Wyatt

BUPA care homes across Watford and Elstree have helped set a new Guinness World Record by knitting the world’s biggest tea cosy to help raise awareness of loneliness concerning elderly people.

The world record is part of Bupa’s communi-tea week taking place between April 20 and 26 and is seen as the perfect way to help tackle the issue of isolation and loneliness within old people. As part of communi-tea week and to celebrate the world record, the care homes are hosting afternoon tea parties and are inviting older people in their local communities to join them.

River Court Residential Nursing Home and Brunswick Court Care Centre in Watford and Hill House Care Centre and Elstree Lawns Specialist Nursing Home in Elstree are the Bupa Centres joined more than 300 Bupa care homes across the UK, Spain and New Zealand took part in the record attempt after urging communities to help by sending in their own knitted squares for the giant tea cosy.

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Hat Tip: @craftivista

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