The Ashfield Community Fund has recently been allocated to various community groups in Ashfield. Nuncargate Crafters are one of the 17 groups to have been awarded some of the grant.
The Ashfield Community Fund supports people in Ashfield by providing grants to groups who work to directly benefit communities in the District.
The Nuncargate Crafters are a small group that meet weekly in Nuncargate Court, Kirkby, run by Anthea Richardson. They received £150 which will be used towards their rent as most of their materials are donated by friends and family.
The group brings together residents who have an interest in arts and crafts; their current project is creating handmade Christmas cards. However, they aren’t limited to paper crafts, they also do lots of other crafting activities, such as jewellery making, painting, crochet and cross stitch. The crafters welcome anybody over the age of 50 who wants to join them for their creative sessions, even those who don’t enjoy crafting and just want to enjoy the conversations and cups of tea.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council, said “It was fantastic to have the opportunity to see first-hand how the money from the Ashfield Community Fund makes a difference to our community. The members of Nuncargate Crafters absolutely adore being able to meet up every week, socialise and craft together. This money will help give them some stability and reassurance that they can continue to spend time together as a group.”
For more information, or to join the Nuncargate Crafters, please contact Anthea Richardson on 01623 753805.