Upcycling was the name of the game when a Sue Ryder charity shop invited customers and volunteers to a Get Crafty event .
Jacky Parker, who is the manager of the shop on the St Nicholas Retail Park in Lynn, said shoppers saw how knitting, needlework skills and painting techniques could be used to give new life to donated materials and furniture.
Fabrics donated to the shop had been saved and were re-used to make attractive items for sale.
Picture frames and furniture were painted and given a fresher appearance.
Miss Parker said: “People were really interested and some ladies have left their details with us because they want to be involved when we ‘get crafty’ again.”
Refreshments were also served at the event and Miss Parker thanked Marks and Spencer and shop staff for baking and donating cakes.
A total of £308 was raised on the day which will be donated to Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.
Miss Parker now hopes to hold similar craft events every few months.
She said: “It was a brilliant day. Everything went well”
Pictured from left: volunteer knitter Elaine Williamson, staff member Chris Brown, assistant manager Maria Chaplin, needlewoman Katie Marriott recovering an ottoman top, and Sue Ryder fundraiser Ceri Sampson.