Free Craft Club Friday Mornings 9.30-11.30

Published on: Friday, 14th August 2015

Officials at the Long Eaton Art Room have launched a free Craft Club on Friday mornings after a grant was secured from HealthCalm.

The £20,192 grant from money raised by HealthCalm through The Health Lottery will enable the Long Eaton Art Room charity to develop a new craft club for people living in a small local community on the Petersham Estate for 18 months. (You must live on one of the streets listed in order to attend)

Bostocks Lane, Bracken Close, Bracken Road, Bramble Close, Brendon Way, Briar Gate, Buttermere Close, Coniston Road, Crowcroft Way, Gorse Close, Grasmere Road, Helvellyn Way, Keswick Court, Longmoor Gardens, Longmoor Lane, Petersgate, Petersgate Close, Petersham Road, Thirlmere Close, Thirlmere Road and Windermere Road.

Long Eaton Art Room will be working with a local group of people providing a weekly craft club aimed at increasing the numbers of friends people have in their immediate neighborhood, breaking down barriers, learning new skills and feeling better about where they live. Sessions will be free with all materials provided.

Charity manager Josie Harrington, said: "This grant gives us to opportunity to work with many people who haven't done any arts and crafts since leaving school and in some cases ever. We will be expanding our work in the community and helping people get to know their neighbours in a safe supported atmosphere where they can chat and craft over a cup of tea. I myself know first-hand how much difference arts and crafts can make to people's lives, the Long Eaton Art Room helped me get through a difficult time and I enjoy helping others in return.'

If you are interested in attending the craft club please contact Josie Harrington on 0115 9461661 or email info(at)

The address is: Long Eaton Art Room, 29-31 Lime Grove, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. NG10 4LD
Telephone: 0115 9461661

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