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Craft club laughing after Red Nose grant

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A READING-based craft group is laughing thanks to a grant from Comic Relief.


The charity’s Local Communities Fund, managed by the Berkshire Community Foundation, has awarded Coffee & Craft a special grant
to help the group continue with its activities.
Coffee & Craft, which uses space in Wycliffe Baptist Church in East Reading, is a twice-weekly run community-focused group that provides a wide variety of creative workshops.
These include a drop-in facility for one-off expressions of creativity, such as handmade cards and crafts, as well as an opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat.
It was set up 10 years ago and the group will celebrate its tenth birthday in July.
The grant has been welcomed by both organisers and participants alike.
Kathryn, one of the project leaders of Coffee & Craft, is delighted.
“We are honoured to be recognised by Comic Relief and the Berkshire Community Fund,” she said. “The support and funding is going to be life-changing.
“The funds will go towards our continued efforts to support the people of East Reading.”
One of the regular users of Coffee & Craft, who cannot be named, feels that the group has had a phenomenal momentum within the Newtown community and is overjoyed with the Red Nosed donation.
“This award is fantastic,” they said. “Berkshire Community Foundation’s support for Coffee & Craft is indicative of how meaningful and effective the group is. It will be appreciated by all.”
Coffee & Craft meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 4.30pm in the Lower Back Hall of Wycliffe Baptist Church at Cemetery Junction, East Reading.
For more information email Kathryn: coffeeandcraft1@yahoo.co.uk.
v Since 1985, the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) has been working with local voluntary groups that tackle need at the grassroots level in our local community, both now and in the future.
Community foundations exist to deliver philanthropic advice, expert grant making services, community leadership and to build endowment.
For more information log on to www.berkshire communityfoundation.org.uk.

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