Getting busy and creative for good causes

Bizzy Fingers Craft Group, Bexhill.
Bizzy Fingers Craft Group, Bexhill.

Bizzy Fingers is a group of creative ladies who use their craft and skill to raise funds for charity.

All members of Little Common Horicultural Society, the group formed when they realised they could exploit their talents and while doing something they enjoy, such as knitting, they could sell the results and give the money to local causes.

Their first venture was to offer to take part in a Homecall coffee morning – not paying for a table, but agreeing to donate their proceeds instead. Homecall manager Maureen Daly was so delighted she then booked Bizzy Fingers for the next fundraising event.

Subsequent bookings have been made for the Little Common Library coffee morning, the local Cancer Research UK Group, a MacMillan Cancer Support tea party, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Little Common Horiticultural Society coffee mornings are also supported, and shoppers have been quick to snap up hard-to-find items such as bedsocks, tea cosies, alongside baby shawls, dressed teddy bears, matinee coats, beanie hats and small knick-knacks.

Member Pat Kemp said: “We all like knitting, crochetting and all crafts, and decided there is only so much you do for yourself, and that we would like to do something for charity - and when people find that out they often donate more. We have lots of vintage patterns between us so its great fun delving into them.”

The diary of Bizzy Fingers is already filling up for 2014 and the group is getting stock ready for their second year in business. Any local charity interested in having Bizzy Fingers take part in their event should call 01424 846057.