Sew much support for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Date: 09 July 2020

Members of a local crafting club have raised hundreds of pounds for Yorkshire Cancer Research by making face coverings.

Orders for the fabric face coverings started rolling in after Dianne Stewart, from Kirkburton, began the project, with the first batch selling within two hours of being released. The coverings are being sold by the charity's Huddersfield Voluntary Committee.

Pat Shaw, Secretary of Burton Crafters, said: “This is a fantastic project producing non-medical face coverings while raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. We have a team of four enthusiastic volunteer sewers to help us to keep up with the demand, and we must say a huge thank you to Dianne Stewart, Molly Lucy Dowie, Pauline Dolan and Judith Norris for their time and dedication.”

The funds raised received a boost thanks to a donation of vibrant, high quality 100% cotton fabric from Claire Revell and Michelle Hare, of Shelley-based Online Fabric Boutique Cow and Giraffe.

Carol Hirst, Secretary of the Huddersfield Voluntary Committee, Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “Yorkshire Cancer Research would like to thank Burton Crafters and Cow and Giraffe Online Fabric Boutique for their fantastic support. The money raised from the sale of face coverings will help to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in our region.”

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