Create and Craft are in partnership with Mind and are supporting them with a get together with a difference, in the form of a charity Quiltalong with quilting expert, Sarah Payne.
The Quiltalong will start on Saturday 1st December from 9pm until 9am Sunday 2nd December. Sarah and 20 guests will be quilting through the night and Create and Craft hope to acquire as many donations for Mind as possible. The full Quiltalong will be available to watch online via the website www.createandcraft.com or via the app.
Customers have been given the option to purchase quilting kits in preparation for the Quiltalong, with £5 from each of the kits going to Mind as a donation. £1,484 has been raised as a total so far through sales of the kits and additional donations.
Create and Craft are encouraging as many people as possible to craft a long with the team as they raise money for this very important cause. Sarah will guide customers through the 12 hour workshop demonstrating how to sew a 36 inch square quilt.
Mind are the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, they are there to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
How does Mind help people?
Mind helps people by providing immediate support through information services, helplines and a network of local services across England and Wales.
They raise public awareness and promote understanding, so that anyone who experiences a mental health problem doesn’t have to deal with prejudice and discrimination, too.
They ensure that long-term solutions are in place, by campaigning and influencing for real change at all levels.
How money could be spent –
• £120 could offer a lifeline to eight people in desperate need of support from Mind’s legal line.
• £300 could give a young person bereaved by suicide access to 1:1 and group support
• 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
• Only 1 in 8 people who experience a mental health problem are currently receiving treatment.
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