Crafters support hospice

Hartlepool & District Hospice healthcare assistant Jan Dunn (third left) with Crafty Crafters group members (left to right) Judi Picken, Phyl Hubbard and Sylvia Anderson

Hartlepool & District Hospice healthcare assistant Jan Dunn (third left) with Crafty Crafters group members (left to right) Judi Picken, Phyl Hubbard and Sylvia Anderson

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GENEROUS crafters put their creative skills to excellent use in support of a local cause.

The Crafty Crafters group spent the day in the foyer at the University Hospital of Hartlepool selling their home-made greeting cards.

The sales, along with a tombola, raffle and name the teddy competition helped to raise a fantastic £1,000 for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

The members of the crafts group, who meet twice a week, have organised their day of fundraising for the last three years in support of the Wells Avenue-based hospice.

Hospice staff expressed huge thanks to the kind-hearted crafters for their continued support.

The crafters also sold their items at the hospice’s Christmas fair, held at Hartlepool’s Historic Quay earlier this month.

Janice Forbes, events and community facilitator for Hartlepool & District Hospice, said: “It’s fantastic that groups such as the Crafty Crafters get together and sell the products that they make to raise funds.

“These funds are vital to the hospice and the work it does for the communities of Hartlepool and east Durham.

“I would like to say a huge thank you on to the group on behalf of everybody at the hospice.”