Wellingborough tapestry bid to raise charity cash

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Every resident of Wellingborough will be invited to sew a stitch for a large new town tapestry being made to raise at least £30,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The Stitch-up Cancer initiative is being co-ordinated by staff at Wrenn School.

Sam Mallett, the school’s specialist science and community co-ordinator, said: “Wrenn School has always had good links to the community and we pride ourselves on the work we do for charity.

“As a gift to the people of Wellingborough, and to raise money for Cancer Research, we are working on a tapestry of the Wellingborough crest. We’d like as many people as possible to contribute.

“The crest will be at mayor’s events throughout the year, and can be booked into schools and other organisations.

“We want the people of Wellingborough, of all ages, to sew small sections of the tapestry and donate 50p to the charity.

“A total of 52,800 sections of the tapestry will need to be sewn and this will raise £26,400. There’s one little section of the tapestry that’s going to be filled in by people who have survived cancer, and we’ve got all of the schools involved.”

The tapestry will be officially launched at Wrenn School at 4.30pm on Monday, June 17.

People will be able to take part when it is at Sainsbury’s in Northampton Road, Wellingborough, on June 29 and 30.

The finished tapestry will be displayed in the town centre.

For further details about how to get involved, contact Sam Mallett on 01933 222039 or email smallett@wrenn.northants.sch.uk.