Gilberdyke group crafts £400

December 29, 2023

A group of kind-hearted crafters from Gilberdyke have helped to raise over £400 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Gilberdyke’s Knit and Natter Group raised the money after hosting its annual fundraiser at Gilberdyke Garden Centre last month, selling handmade items and hosting games such as a tombola, lucky tip, name the teddy and more. The group met with Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s East Yorkshire Community Fundraiser, Keiron Hardwick, earlier this month to present the cheque for £446.45. The group has supported various causes over the years including Cancer Research, Jacob’s Well Ukraine Appeal and many others, and this year it was the turn of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We are immensely grateful to the Gilberdyke Knit and Natter Group for their generous donation, and dedication to our cause. “Their support enables Yorkshire Air Ambulance to maintain our critical rapid medical response, ensuring we can continue to be there for those in urgent need. “Every contribution, like theirs, helps us save lives and make a tangible difference in our community. Together, we are truly making a life-saving impact." Founded over 10 years ago, the Gilberdyke Knit and Natter Group has around 20 regular members and new visitors are always welcomed. The group meets every Thursday from 10.30am-12noon at Gilberdyke Garden Centre and people are welcome to simply pop in and meet the group. Group members also recently launched a new craft and chat group at Gilberdyke War Memorial Hall which meets every Thursday evening from 6.30-8pm. New visitors are always welcome and people are invited to bring along any crafts of their choice - please not the group is not able to accommodate electrical crafting equipment. Co-organiser Shirley Woodhead said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Gilberdyke Garden Centre for allowing us to use their venue for our meetings and fundraiser.”

Members of the group presenting Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s East Yorkshire Community Fundraiser, Keiron Hardwick with the cheque. (21-12-125 GT/EC)

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