Jan’s tal­ents in the shop win­dow

Char­ity vol­un­teer sells char­ac­ters to boost cof­fers

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£140 for the cause. She went on to con­tinue knit­ting things to raise money for the hospi­tal, as well as for char­i­ties in­clud­ing the Sal­va­tion Army, Stoke Man­dev­ille Hospi­tal, chil­dren’s char­i­ties, blan­kets for peo­ple in Africa and more.

She has also knit­ted items for raf­fles held at The Game­keeper’s Lodge, in Chesham, as well as items for its float at Chesham Car­ni­val.

Ms Grace, who vol­un­teers at Barnardo’s when she can, said: “I re­ally en­joy do­ing it. It de­pends what I’m mak­ing but pieces take be­tween a week to a fort­night. I just do bits in the evening, it keeps my mind ac­tive and it gives me some­thing to do. I can sit and watch tele­vi­sion while do­ing this, which is re­ally nice.”

She has al­ready started mak­ing cre­ations for the char­ity shop’s Christ­mas win­dow dis­play, such as es­ki­mos, rein­deer, snow­balls that go on a sleigh and more.

Ms Grace is also hop­ing to cre­ate lit­tle pieces that the shop can sell over Christ­mas, such a mug cosies.

Jan Grace, deputy man­ager of the Age Con­cern char­ity shop in Mar­ket Square, with

some of her knit­ted Hal­loween fig­ures.

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