Dogs Trust

89-year-old knits up a storm for Dogs Trust Basildon

Local dog lover Maisie Green aged 89 years hand knits blankets and dog coats for her local rehoming centre; Dogs Trust Basildon. 

Lovely Maisie donates her knitted creations to the centre three times a year, and gets her family to help her to take them there. Over the years she has knitted an estimated 450 items for the dogs at the centre to enjoy. 

She said:

“I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully! It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat. It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television. I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the centre in some way.” 

Lisa Cooper Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Basildon added:

“Maisie regularly brings along her knitted donations and we are so grateful for her support. With the chill of the Winter months really starting to creep up on us I know our dogs are very pleased to put the items to good use - and love feeling extra cosy!”

If you’d like to donate to the rehoming centre they are open 12pm – 7.30pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am – 4pm over the weekend and closed on Wednesdays.