Crafternoon in Worcester to boost mental health charity Mind

July 10 2019
Crafternoon in Worcester to boost mental health charity Mind

A mental health charity will benefit from people putting their crafts skills to good use during an event in Worcester.

Huntingdon Hall’s bar will host the city’s national Crafternoon day event on Saturday, July 20.

Crafters and their families are invited to craft the afternoon away and raise money for Mind, which provides support and advice for people who suffer with their mental health.

It also campaigns to improve facilities, raise awareness and remove the stigma so no-one has to suffer in silence.

Acting chief executive of Worcester Live, Sarah-Jane Morgan, said: “The Crafternoon is the perfect event for Worcester Live to be involved in.

“Many of the staff here are crafters and wanted to support Mind in their campaign, offering the chance for craft lovers in the community to come together, in a social setting, to raise money for such an important charity.”

Anyone is welcome to go to the Huntingdon Hall Bar from 2pm. There is no entry fee and people can take any crafting, including knitting, card making, needlework, paper cutting and decoupage.

Children are also welcome, with special crafting activities provided for them, including pebble painting, paper windmill creating and colouring.

The afternoon will include a raffle, with all the money collected going to Mind. The raffle will be drawn at 3.50pm on the day.

The winner will receive a Swan Theatre pantomime package that includes four tickets to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (date specific), a programme, four ice creams and a large bag of sweets to enjoy while they are there.

On Crafternoon day there will be homemade cakes and refreshments on sale for the afternoon, with all proceeds also going to Mind.