Crafty Christine is just sew amazing!

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Newton Mearns sewer Christine Mitchell has raised £1100 through her sewing this year, which all goes to local homelessness charity Glasgow City Mission.

Christine was the star stall holder at Glasgow City Mission’s craft fair this weekend, raising £400 on the day and a further £700 throughout the year.

She is thrilled to have beaten last year’s total of £1050.

Christine said: “From a very early age I was interested in creating something from whatever materials were lying around. When I retired I worked with a charity which opened centres for disabled children in Belarus. I went out there each year to give out Christmas gifts for the children. For some it was their only gift. In order to have more presents to give out I started to do more sewing.

“When the charity closed in 2012, Glasgow City Mission got in touch and asked if I would take a table at the craft fair. The amount increased each year until this year with a total of £1100. I am motivated when people admire and want to buy something I have created.

“I have known about Glasgow City Mission for a number of years. My family was at the opening of the new city centre premises in 2009.”

In total this year’s craft fair has raised £2819.20 for the charities work with men and women who are homeless and marginalised.

Graham Steven, partnerships and communications manager at Glasgow City Mission, said: “We are so grateful to Christine for all of the work which she puts into producing and selling goods for our craft fair. Every penny she raises goes towards the services which include an evening drop-in, lunch clubs and classes and services such as art classes and help with job searches designed to help people improve their situations and fulfil their potential.”