The shop, called 82 Crafts and Creations, which launched in December 2016, sells handmade items and craft supplies. It is a great resource for the people we support in the area to make and sell their own items, as well as gain employability skills through volunteering.
About 11 people took part in creating the festive items, which include light up bottles, garlands and wreaths, Christmas themed baskets and buckets, a variety of unique tree decorations, countdown Christmas plates and candy canes.
Money from the sale of the items will be put towards purchasing an interactive white board which will support Thera East Anglia’s (TEA) Paths to Employment project. The project is aimed at supporting more and more adults with a learning disability to secure work within the region.
Jo Stebbings, Community Support Leader for TEA, said, “There continues to be fantastic support for the shop from local businesses and the community in Whittlesey, with regular donations of craft materials and regular customers.”