THE OWNER of a traditional haberdashery shop in Rubery spearheaded a campaign to provide knitted items to flooding victims in the north of England.
Barbara Willis-Brown, who runs Scissor Stitch on New Road, responded to an appeal by Carlisle childminder Nicola Campbell following the devastating deluge which struck just between Christmas and new year.
Barbara donated wool and craft materials and from those and their own stocks, the shop’s customers produced a variety of items, including hats, scarves, cardigans, baby quilts and crafted toys.
Each of the items, when they were sent, had a tag attached with a simple message, such as ‘with love from…..’ or ‘thinking of you….’ to show recipients that the people of Rubery were thinking of them.
Barbara said she wanted to say a special thank you to Collette and Suzanne who made some amazing things.
And she added: “It might be a drop in the ocean in the grand scheme of things, but as they say, every little helps.”