Aycliffe based Crafter’s Companion is hosting a day of craft, coffee and cake to raise money for the Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group.  The store will be holding a coffee morning on Sunday 5th March, giving visitors the chance to try their hand at card-making, hand sewing and colouring with the Spectrum Noir Colorista range in exchange for a small donation. There will also be a chance for attendees to browse and buy handmade cards, made by the Crafter’s Companion design team to raise funds on the day. Money raised at the event will then be matched by Crafter’s Companion and the County Durham Community Foundation, tripling the overall donation.

Amy Rodger, store manager at the Newton Aycliffe store, said, “The Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group is such an amazing cause and it can really change the lives of people affected by cancer in our community. “We hope all our regular customers, as well as people who are new to craft, will come along and help us support this worthwhile cause.” The Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group is designed to bring people together who have been affected, directly or indirectly, by cancer. The group offers support and advice, as well as day trips, social events and meals for its members, working closely with other charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support.

During the event, there will also be a raffle to raise additional funds. Crafter’s Companion is a global craft supplies company which sells its products globally online, on TV shopping channels, via independent retailers and in its own UK retail stores in Newton Aycliffe and Chesterfield. The Newton Aycliffe store holds regular workshops and charity events to support the local community. For a full programme of events visit http://www. crafterscompanion.co.uk/aycliffe-store.