Maiden Castle House receives homemade quilts

28th May 2020

Residents at Maiden Castle House care home, Dorchester, have been amazed by the generosity of a Weymouth girl.

As reported in the Dorset Echo, Pepper-Rose Stuart, aged seven, has been using her mother’s old sewing machine to make lap quilts.

Pepper-Rose donated the quilts to the Maiden Castle House as her grandfather is a resident.

Rachel Sohorye, Maiden Castle House Home Manager, said: “On behalf of the residents here, I’d like to say thank you to Pepper-Rose for such a kind gesture. The blankets are lovely and the residents were delighted to receive them.

“Although the residents can’t have visitors during the lockdown, we are trying to make it ‘business as usual’ as far as possible. We have lots of activities to keep everyone entertained and the staff are making sure loved ones can stay in contact. Kind gestures like this and the other donations we have received are a huge boost for everyone.”

Following the donation, residents sent thank you cards and letters to Pepper-Rose. Her mother, Stephanie Stuart, told the Dorset Echo: “I make patchwork quilts anyway as a hobby and Pepper has been watching me and she wanted to give it a go.

“I gave her my old sewing machine and since then she has been whizzing away on it.

“Every single evening she wants to go on the sewing machine and make more quilts. She loves it.”