Ladies get crafty to sup­port food bank

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The Mata­mata Food Bank will be the ben­e­fi­ciary of months of hard work by a very crafty bunch of ladies.

The mem­bers of Carol’s Craft Group, started by Carol Anelay, re­cently de­cided they would hold a craft garage sale as a fundraiser for the Mata­mata Food Bank.

But Carol isn’t talk­ing about a small ta­ble of crafts, but a few years’ worth of bits and pieces.

‘‘All the items are unique and I think there will be plenty of trea­sures.’’

Some of the items for sale range from cush­ions, wall hang­ings, dolls, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions and in­fants and chil­dren’s knit­ted clothes. Prices are up­wards from 50 cents and all the funds raised will be do­nated.

‘‘There are over 100 items,’’ says Anelay.

‘‘It took just over two hours for six of us to price ev­ery­thing. All the items are unique and I think there will be plenty of trea­sures.’’

Any un­sold crafts will be do­nated to the food bank as presents for the or­gan­i­sa­tion to give out over Christ­mas time.

‘‘If we can sell it all, we will be happy,’’ she says.

The group, with eight ac­tive mem­bers, meet ev­ery Thurs­day at Anelay’s house, where they en­joy each oth­ers com­pany, have a cup of tea and learn a craft from one an­other.

‘‘We right the world and have fun while do­ing it,’’ laughs Anelay.

‘‘If there is some­thing we don’t know how to do, I go out and find some­one who can to teach us.’’

Anelay says new peo­ple are al­ways wel­come to join the small group.

The garage sale is Satur­day, Novem­ber 5, at 10 Kahikatea Cres­cent (down a right of way) from 8.30am-12.30pm.

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