Crafting a way to help a hospital’s charity

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital'Picture by Jane Coltman
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital'Picture by Jane Coltman

Craftspeople are being invited to put forward work that could be sold at a new emergency care hospital.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking to sell a range of local craft items such as jewellery, pottery, scented candles, soaps, and crafts in its Hospital Volunteer Service (HVS) shop in the main entrance of the hospital in Cramlington.

Local makers can meet volunteers and show their work at an event on Tuesday, November 3, from 2pm to 4pm.

Part of the proceeds of the sales will go to the trust’s Bright charity. Items should be reasonably priced with a maximum cost of £20.

Brenda Longstaff, head of charity development and volunteering at the trust, said: “We’d really like to have items on sale in our shop and showcase the amazing talents and the unique crafts being made in our area.”

Anyone interested should email with brief details of the work, including photos, prices and website details if available.

The Northumbria hospital has emergency medicine consultants are on site 24/7 and specialist consultants in a broad range of conditions also work seven days a week.

For patients who are seriously ill or injured, this means they have much quicker access to specialist care, which is helping to save more lives and maximising chances of survival and a good recovery.