You may well be wondering what on earth a Christmas Tree is doing on a page of this magazine in July . Th e answer is fairly simple… re-cycling and community activity at its very best! Back in the autumn/winter of 2020 when we were deep in Covid times, Inclusion Week led to the suggestion of a knitted Christmas tree to be created and to be displayed in DPCC. Some Active Age for All women and some of their friends began the work on creating a hand-knitted and crocheted Christmas tree. All old scraps of wool were dug out of cupboards and bags and shared around and needles began to click.The result was a very different tree that brought people together just when they needed to see each other and to complete a creative project. Some members of Men’s shed helped with the frame and eventually DPCC had an alternative tree to celebrate this coming together project. The local ICA women offered to take the squares when the tree was unassembled and offered to take the project a step further and to make blankets from them and to give them to the Hospice. With lockdowns in 2021, this became a really challenging job. ICA were not able to meet as often as they wanted (they meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the portacabin at DPCC) but were able to pass the squares around members and they put together 5 blankets in all. These have been delivered to the Hospice and they are thrilled with them and have remarked on how warm and colourful they are for patients to use when they are able to sit out. To the women (and men) who made this happen, congratulations on your creativity.