SSOHC created 43 yarn bombs (41 on Royal Mail post boxes); 28 were in Hertford, 13 in Ware, 1 in Watton at Stone, 1 in Van Hage Garden Centre
As usual, we were trying to bring a little joy, engender community spirit and fundraise for local charities – Carers in Hertfordshire (Reg Charity No. 1085491) and Citizens Advice East Herts (Reg Charity No. 1083211).
Noah's Ark Trail
SSOHC once again joined forces with Hertford Town Council to support the high street with a FREE themed trail.
Knitted, crocheted and crafted Noah’s Ark paired animals were hiding in shop windows around the town centre, and included elephants, koalas, monkeys, lions, giraffes and many more.
Fabric Face Coverings
A request for 20 fabric face coverings for a supported living complex which couldn't get PPE turned into a huge project. After giving away face coverings to establishments that needed them, we then started to sell them. Eventually making over 2500 and raising more funds for our chosen charities.
Celebrating Key Workers & Covid-19 Heroes
Through auctions and donations for these figures we raised over £6,000 for
Carers in Herts
Citizens Advice East Herts
The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters members were busy making different key workers who supported the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We wanted to find a way to celebrate the work they do and to thank them in some small way. Every day we posted a photo of a different key worker/hero on social media, together with a little story about them.
In addition to creating a little spark of joy during this difficult time, we were pleased to be raising funds for two Hertfordshire charities: Citizens Advice Bureau – East Herts and Carers in Hertfordshire: Both these charities were trying to continue their valuable community work by asking their volunteers to work from home. They required urgent funds to give their volunteers the necessary technology and support, to enable them to continue their work.
Citizens Advice Bureau provides advice on a huge range of legal, financial and emotional issues resulting from Covid-19, and where necessary directs people to other organisations that can help them such as the food banks.
Carers in Herts established a "keep in touch" telephone scheme starting with the most vulnerable in the community with the aim of extending this as widely as possible.