Child patients at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be able to let their creativity run wild while recovering from illness thanks to a local arts and craft group.
The Spectrum Arts and Craft Group has donated craft goodies to the play therapists at the Rudham Children’s Ward after raising £300 at their first ever exhibition.
The event was held at Lynn’s London Road Methodist Church hall during the Lynn Festival in July, and hailed a huge success.
It attracted many visitors, with artist Yvonne Glenn winning the most public votes for her painting ‘Woodland Walk’.
Members spent around £100 of the money raised on craft items, and also presented the play therapists with a £100 cheque.
They also donated £100 to the church.
Spectrum member Janice Jarvis said: “We were staggered by how much was raised, we didn’t think we’d get that much.
“The children’s ward was an ideal cause to support, and it’s local as well.”
The group meets at the church hall every Thursday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Anyone interested in joining can pop along to a meeting or contact Mrs Jarvis on 01553 813185.
Pictured from left are nursing auxilliary Carol Trace, art group founder Pauline Newington, Joy Reed, Yvonne Glenn and Jan Jarvis. MLNF13AM09268