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a crafty way to raise funds

Penny CollinsHi, my name's Penny and I'm very excited to tell you about a crafty new project at Tŷ Hafan.

I was working in the charity's retail department and noticed we had some donated stock and materials which could not be sold in our shops because of damage or marks.

As I've always been a keen crafter, I couldn't bear to see all these fabrics and items going to waste. I could also spot all these opportunities to make more money for the charity. So I decided to do something about it.

By giving them a new lease of life and transforming these discarded treasures into decorative items or pieces of shabby chic furniture, we could open up a new revenue stream for the charity.

For example, I found some original Liberty fabric at our warehouse which was slightly marked and could not be re-sold. Using a bit of creativity and a needle and thread, we have now turned this into luxury vintage bunting, which could retail on the high street for around £20 each.

It's a creative way to support the charity, raising money and awareness.

You can pick up unique, high quality items for a fraction of what they'd be sold for on the high street, while raising money so the hospice can continue supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Wales.

The new upcycled range, which has been branded Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan, is available at the charity's Abergavenny Emporium, Cardiff Emporium and Penarth shop.

If you are an experienced crafter, or are new to crafting and would like to help out, please contact me at penny.collins@tyhafan.org