An auction of knitted and crocheted items has raised £350 for charity. Mrs Payne auctioned off her growing collection of objects to the highest bidders and the money was donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mrs Payne first began knitting the objects as a fun way of commemorating national days and events and as a talking point in her classroom. Now, more than a year later she decided it was time for a clear out and so students and staff were invited to bid for their favourites. Some of the highest bids were for large pieces including the Halloween spider and a giraffe, but the smaller creations also proved popular with some generating multiple bids.
Mrs Payne said: ‘I chose to donate the money to the Alzheimer’s Society as so many people of all ages know people who are affected by it. The bulk of the money came from the auction and Brooke Weston rounded the total up to £350.’
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They said to Mrs Payne: ‘Please pass on our thanks to staff and students at Brooke Weston who have been so generous in supporting your fundraising.’