We helped Stitch the Pitch!

11th June 2013

Helping to mark the end of Scotland's Dementia Awareness week, Explorer Scouts from the 36th Glasgow, ably assisted by members of Scout Network and leaders from Clyde and West Region's worked with Alzheimer Scotland to 'Stitch the Pitch' at Hampden Park on last Saturday.

Stitching the pitch

Our Scout volunteers joined more than 100 other volunteers from Alzheimer Scotland, Girlguiding and kindred organisations which saw Hampden Park transformed by the laying and lifting of almost 5,000 memory quilts in glorious sunshine, completing the 'Yes We Can' challenge that grew from a joke several years ago.

Photos shows Scout volunteers pictured with Craig Brown, former Scotland manager who laid the final quilt and the Clyde volunteers in front of the quilt covered pitch.

Click here to read the BBC news coverage of the event.

You can read more about Stitch the Pitch on Ann Hill Quilter's website and on the Alzheimer Scotland website.

Thanks to Karen Imrie for the story and images.

Author: Gary Bainbridge

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