Join the worldwide effort to help Australia’s wildlife at this Preston crafting workshop

Posted on - 9th January, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Kangaroos in crafted pouches

A crafting workshop is taking place in Preston to help wildlife injured in the Australian bushfires.


Tammy Park from organisers Preston Caribbean Carnival said: “The Carnival Workshop will be opening its doors this Saturday, but for the very first time, we won’t be dealing with sequins and feathers – we’ll be making joey pouches and birds’ nests to send to the injured wildlife in Australia.

“We’ve looked on in horror as the news surrounding the bushfires has been reported, so when the Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild (ARCCG) sent out a worldwide appeal for crafters to help, we knew what we had to do.

“This is a global effort with crafters all over the world pulling together to make and donate much needed items to help the injured animals. Articles report that the number of animals injured or killed in the bushfires is estimated to be half a billion so far, so need is high for these items.”

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The Help the Australian Animals workshop will take place from 12pm on Saturday 11 January at Oyston Mill off Strand Road.

Tammy said: “No experience is necessary, as help will be on hand. There will be a few sewing machines and some spare materials, but if you can bring anything along – for example bed sheets, cotton, knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn or wool – it would be very much appreciated.”

To find out more, join the Facebook event.

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Will you be going to the workshop? Let us know in the comments.

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