Crafty Kids at Somerset Animal Sanctuary

Matilda Glaubitz aged 2 from Ilminster gluing crafty bits to her egg picture (1)Hobbycraft from Newton Abbott in Devon recently supported a craft weekend for kids at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard, Somerset.

As part of their Easter Eggstravaganza, the creative weekend was a first for Ferne and introduced over 100 local children into the world of crafts.

A huge range of materials were donated by Hobbycraft, enabling the children to glue, stick and paint numerous creations. These included making animal masks, foam Easter baskets, decorated Easter egg pictures and Easter cards. Even more fun was had learning how to use glass painting kits, pompoms and pipe cleaners.

The children also created pictures to enter “The Most Gloriously Impressively Decorated Egg Competition”.

Jennifer Pratt, Team Leader from Hobbycraft in Newton Abbott said: “We try to support local charities and always like to be in the community getting people interested in crafts. My parents rehomed a dog from Ferne Animal Sanctuary a long time ago, so we know about the great work they do and were very keen to support them at their recent event.”

Sharon Pavey, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Ferne Animal Sanctuary said: “It was incredibly generous of Hobbycraft to support our activities, which makes visiting the Sanctuary so much more fun for our younger visitors. The visitors who support us enable us to care for the 300+ animals here at Ferne and help us rehome cats, dogs and horses within a 40 mile radius, which includes most of Devon.”

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is a registered Charity open to the public all year round, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. They rely solely on donations. To find out how to volunteer and learn more about all their upcoming events including their 75th Anniversary Ball on 19th September at Woodlands Castle, Taunton, please or call 01460 65214.

Image: Matilda Glaubitz aged 2 from Ilminster gluing crafty bits to her egg picture