Wrenn School’s £30,000 tapestry campaign is launched

A school’s new campaign to raise £30,000 for Cancer Research UK by urging every resident of a town to sew a few stitches of a tapestry has been launched.

Wrenn School in Wellingborough is co-ordinating the town’s Stitch up Cancer tapestry project. The scheme was officially launched this week by the mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Graham Lawman, and two of the town’s most famous residents, Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey.

Lizzie Melvin (Cancer Research UK fundraiser), Janet Ball and Sam Mallett (from Wrenn School who had the idea for the tapestry),  Mayoress Lora Lawman and Mayor of Wellingborough Graham Lawman, Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Lizzie Melvin (Cancer Research UK fundraiser), Janet Ball and Sam Mallett (from Wrenn School who had the idea for the tapestry), Mayoress Lora Lawman and Mayor of Wellingborough Graham Lawman, Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Ashleigh, who attended Wrenn before she won Britain’s Got Talent last year, kick-started the project by sewing a few stitches.

The aim is to get every resident of Wellingborough to sew a few stitches for the tapestry and donate 50p to the charity.

Sam Mallett, the school’s specialist science and community co-ordinator, said: “The launch was brilliant. Ashleigh and Pudsey turned up and they were very supportive. Everyone involved with the making of the project will receive a certificate card to show where their stitches are in the tapestry, and they will be asked to sign a book so that their contribution to the tapestry will be logged.”

People will be able to take part when it is at Sainsbury’s in Wellingborough, on June 29 and 30, and at Party in the Park on Sunday, July 7.