Ladies get crafty to support food bank
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.