Getting crafty for Sam’s Haven

(l-r) Chris McGeady, Jan Hinks, Cherish McDaid, Sam's Haven mascot and Angie Bundy. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142634-971)
(l-r) Chris McGeady, Jan Hinks, Cherish McDaid, Sam's Haven mascot and Angie Bundy. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142634-971)
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GRUMPY old women have helped to put a smile on the faces of ill children.

Chris McGeady, along with friends Angie Bundy and Jan Hinks, held a craft and gift fair for the charity Sam’s Haven.

The three, who share a passion for hand-made gifts, decided to start putting on their own fairs when others had parts they didn’t like.

Called the Grumpy Old Women Craft and Gift Fair the event, held at Waterlooville Community Centre, raised £250.

Chris, from Cowplain, said: ‘Once we decided to hold our own fair, we wanted to do it for charity. We had all been to other fundraising events for Sam so we decided to do it for him. It was incredible. Almost all the stalls sold different items so there was something for everyone.’

The group is looking to hold a Christmas Craft fair at the centre, on November 23.

Sam’s Haven was set up Paul and Louise Merrick, the parents of five-year-old Sam Merrick, of Denmead, who has spent much of his life in hospital.

The charity aims to provide short respite breaks for families in similar situations.