Jan’s talents in the shop window
Charity volunteer sells characters to boost coffers
£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.