HELPING THE CHOPPER: Back from left: Carmel McLachlan, Kelvin Marsh, Ann Marsh, Sharron Robertson, Val Wood, Kathy Ellem, Carol Johnson. Front from left: Cynthia Marsh, (Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services) community relations officer Russ Holland, Betty Rouse.
HELPING THE CHOPPER: Back from left: Carmel McLachlan, Kelvin Marsh, Ann Marsh, Sharron Robertson, Val Wood, Kathy Ellem, Carol Johnson. Front from left: Cynthia Marsh, (Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services) community relations officer Russ Holland, Betty Rouse. Marco Magasic

Crafts travel from Prince St to Siberia

WHETHER they get sent to Canada or Siberia, the Grafton Handicrafts Mini Market's products always raises money for a local charity.

Secretary Val Wood said their products were sent all over the world, some of her character dolls ending up in Canada.

She said as well as raising money for charities, the Prince Street based mini market also provided an outlet for people who were homebound.

"It gives us something to do," she said. "And we all love to make things for the shop. There is a large demand for our products too."

President Cynthia Marsh said her garments had ended up in Siberia, where they were much needed to keep someone warm.

"There are 36 members in the group who volunteer their time," Cynthia said.

"We chose the Westpac Helicopter this time because we all know we will need it one day," Cynthia said.

This time they raised $1000 for the life-saving chopper service.



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