Sew La Tea Dough shortlisted for award

Sew La Tea Dough
Sew La Tea Dough

A Govanhill craft group set up by three friends has been shortlisted for an award which celebrates voluntary groups across the UK.

Sew la Tea Dough, based at Govanhill Baths is an upcycling clothing group that passes on skills, saves money and helps the environment.

It not only gives local people a chance to get creative, but helps members of a low-income community make, repair and upcycle clothes for themselves and others.

The Epic Awards celebrate the achievement of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland, by recognising the skill, innovation and hard work that goes into their activities.

Only eight voluntary groups from Scotland have been shortlisted, so it’s a huge achievement for this local organisation.

The Awards are run by Voluntary Arts with the support from Spirit of 2012, and many of the 60,000 voluntary arts groups eligible in UK and ROI have put themselves forward for the Awards.

The public now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite on the shortlist for the People’s Choice Award with shortlisted groups also voting for each other for the Peer Award for Excellence. The Epic Awards has two additional categories — Disability and Youth — which celebrate groups working with both young or disabled people.

All groups are judged on their own merits and from the perspective of the group itself, which means assessing whether what the group has achieved is truly epic for them.

If you would like to see your local group take the top spot, vote now at