Through the Window Epsom – Juliette’s Story.
In this episode of Through the Window, we talk to Juliette. As a new volunteer for Age Concern Epsom and Ewell Juliette shares how her love of knitting has helped others to feel less lonely.
Since moving from Warrington 25 years ago, Juliette has lived in Epsom for over 11 years. At 81 years young and Juliette has been knitting for 60 years. Always wanting to be a volunteer Juliette was so excited when she discovered her love of knitting could come to good use.
“I got involved because everyone seemed to be doing a little something and now, I’m stuck and couldn’t do anything – the only thing I could do was knit!”
“Knitting – and I can do that for as long as anyone wants me to! And that’s me.”
Juliette started knitting hearts for Age Concern’s COVID-19 goody bags given out to lonely and isolated members of the borough to brighten up their day. The team have also sent them out to their 56 new volunteers who have supported with shopping, prescription deliveries and making welfare calls throughout the pandemic as well as others who the team feel need a heart to brighten up their day.
Now, Juliette is knitting poppies to distribute on Armistice day with the hope to raise some money for Age Concern. Watch to hear more from about her experiences of helping older people during the lockdown.
Through the Window was created during the COVID-19 lockdown that showcases local heroes in our communities.
Through this series of ‘socially distanced’ interviews – filmed literally through the window – Guild Living captures the extraordinary stories of real people in Epsom who are doing amazing things during the pandemic and who may be otherwise have been overlooked.
Click here to catch other episodes in this series.