A close-knit crafts group

Ann Dumble and Adele Spencer   show off some of the crafts they have made at a special craft class at oaktree Primary school today
Ann Dumble and Adele Spencer show off some of the crafts they have made at a special craft class at oaktree Primary school today

A CRAFTS group for Oak Tree Primary School parents is appealing for donations from businesses and members of the public while it waits for more funding.

Group organiser Corinna Brown says the skills Mansfield parents gain encourage them and their children to be more pro-active with their learning.

Said Corinna: “If the children learn fun things at home this should help them to achieve at school.

“The parents love it. They are much more confident and doing things they have not done - some of them had not picked up a crochet hook before.

“Now they are all Facebooking each other, sharing ideas and researching stuff on the internet that they want to have a go at.”

The group has been running for about four months and started off making Christmas cards and decorations, then moved on to crocheting and knitting, but is currently awaiting much needed funding.

To help raise money, the group members’ wares will be available to buy at a table top sale at Willingham Court Community Centre on Saturday.

Among the items on sale will be the sock monsters and sock babies made during the group meetings.

If you would like to donate anything to the crafts group, old pieces of jewellery or bits of material would be acceptable

The group, which also welcomes the friends of Oak Tree parents, meets at Oak Tree Primary School on Thursdays from 1-3pm and there is a voluntary fee of £2 per session.

l If anyone is interested in attending the group or donating please phone Gwen Madden on 07826 425481.