I'm Deborah, founder of the Glossopdale charity crafters and Glossopdale angel gowns from Wedding gowns (though this is now run by someone else).
I started with knitting and cross stitch, learnt how to use a sewing machine so I could make my own maternity clothes and last year learnt to crochet with Bella Coco (I just love her YouTube tutorials)
I run a group of about 200 members from a facebook group but we also meet up monthly on the third Thursday of every month in st Luke's Church, Glossop SK13 7AR from 6.30pm til 9pm
We make for a number of mainly local organisations in the Peak District and Greater Manchester. We started making bees for the Derbyshire wildlife Trust and after 2 years have made well over 1000 for them now and still more every couple of months.
We now make for:-
Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport
St Mary's Hospital, central Manchester
The Manchester Royal infirmary and their mortuary
The Manchester Children's hospital
Tameside General Hospital.
Oldham Royal Infirmary
The Christie Cancer hospital
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
Nursing homes in the High Peak area, Tameside, Stockport, Ashton under Lyne and Oldham
We support the work of Social Services in all these areas
We make forget me nots once a year for the dementia association
Poppies for the Royal british legion
Blankets for the Rainbow Trust Children's charity
We send about 100 Operation Christmas Child boxes every year
We support local hospices with blankets and fundraising items like santa hats for chocolate oranges at Christmas and Chicks and bunnies at Easter
We have sent items to Syria but have stopped for the moment
We make newborn sets for Cascade baby bundles in Tameside and made teddy bear waistcoats and bowties for the women's refuge
Hats, mittens and gloves as well as blankets go to two homeless shelters and at Christmas we send children's hats and scarves to the Pankhurst centre for children who are in refuges over Christmas
The group has been running for two years and as more people hear about us we get more and more requests which is great but I'm sure you yourselves find, the more you do the more there is still left to do. It's like an endless hole to fill.