Our Competition has now closed for this year. Please vote for your favourite item by clicking here


See some of the entries and Judging by Bridlingtons’ Mayor here


Calling all Crafters – be it knitting, crochet, sewing or woodwork

Dementia Friendly East Riding needs your help.

We need Fiddle muffs, Fiddle Aprons & Work Benches.

These items provide much comfort for those living with dementia and keep their active fingers at bay.

Enter our competition by making at least one of these items and sending to the address below.

Closing date is 31st March 2021.


You can enter as many times as you like and it is free to enter.

Fiddle Muffs – These can be knitted or crocheted. There are patterns on our website or you can use your own. There should be at least 6 interesting items outside and at least four inside. Please remember to secure the interesting fiddly bits well and that they are washable.

Fiddle Apron – this is like a small quilt (three layers – backing, wadding and top) and quilted together and has two apron strings to tie round the waist to prevent it slipping off knees and onto the floor. Ideal size from 15 x 15 inches to 30 x 30 inches (38cm to 77cm). There should be at least 8 fiddly items.  Again please secure the fiddle bits well and that they are washable.

Fiddle Bench – Interesting fiddly items attached to a board or thin piece of wood. Please ensure all bits are attached, ie no bit that can escape or drop on the floor and all edges are smooth to prevent splinters.   Item to be no bigger than 20 inches (50cm) on any side.

Shortlisted entries will be displayed on our website and the best entry in each category will be awarded a prize.

No items will be returned. They will be distributed to those in need and some may be used to raise much needed funds for the Charity.

Judges decision is final.

Prizes are sponsored by –



Completed Entries

Completed entries are to be labelled with Name, address, postcode , contact number and email address and attached to the item and sent to –

DFER Competition

C/o The Royal Bridlington

Shaftesbury Road

Bridlington. YO15 3NP

Local entries can be dropped off into collection box in porch during March.


Any Pattern can be used but you can find a knitting pattern or crochet pattern here:

Click here – fiddlemuff patterns