Yarn bombers cover Corby Urgent Care Centre

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.
Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.

Staff and visitors at Corby’s Urgent Care Centre were given a surprise this morning after turning up to see it covered in knitted decorations.

The centre has been embroiled in a long-running saga over its future, with fears it could close on October 1 if an agreement is not reached between Corby CCG and operators Lakeside+.

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.

Campaigners have fought to keep it open and last night someone ‘yarn bombed’ it, including leaving a love letter for the centre.

A statement from an anonymous local well-wisher said: “Last night, there was a peaceful protest outside the Urgent Care Centre.

“Under the blanket of darkness, Yarnsy - who self-identifies as Craftivist - wove love and comfort around a building that cares for so many.

“Yarnsy is not any one person, but a collective.

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.

“Yarnsy is a feeling, a passion.

“Yarnsy is a reflection of local residents who are concerned about the future of emergency health care in Corby and the surrounding area.”

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.

Some of the decorations at Corby Urgent Care Centre.