Inglenook residents get crafty

Inglenook resident Stephanie Melville preparing for the home made gift fair.'''Photo by Louise Adams  C121691-2 Chi Christmas Craft
Inglenook resident Stephanie Melville preparing for the home made gift fair.'''Photo by Louise Adams C121691-2 Chi Christmas Craft
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CREATIVE residents of Inglenook Care Home in West Wittering put their craft skills to good use to create gifts to sell at their annual Christmas fair.

All the gifts were home-made, with the residents putting in a lot of hours carefully stitching, sticking and painting.

The residents crafted lavender pillows, Christmas-tree decorations and jewellery to sell at the fair.

Rosamund Champ, who works at the home, generously contributed all the materials used for the gifts, and Lynn Canterbury, house manager at Inglenook, baked cakes for the event.

Vanessa Barkley-Smith from the Abbeyfield said: “It was such a lovely event. They did really well and from the crafts alone they made £55. It was really well attended with lots of friends and relatives turning up.

“The overall amount raised from their efforts was £113.11. I think it is a brilliant effort. They did a wonderful job.

“We have a resident at Inglenook who is 100, and another who is 99.

“The residents are going to use the money to go on a day trip – a bit of a jolly. I think that is such a lovely idea.”

Fair-goers enjoyed the festive atmosphere and mince pies on offer at the friendly care home.

The busy residents have already tried their hand at fundraising this year, supporting breast cancer charity Macmillan with a successful coffee morning.