Blooming marvelous – Craft Coop shops to pay-it-forward on 15 May
As the UK expectantly looks forward to COVID restrictions lifting further, local gift shop Craft Coop felt it was time to celebrate, and created Craft Coop Day a new diary date to celebrate its ethos of giving back to the community. To be held on Saturday 15 May, all of the shops (located in Maidenhead, Camberley, High Wycombe, and Windsor) will be giving away seedlings and plants the craftspeople have been growing over recent weeks, along with other plant themed products.
‘We’ve all been through a lot over the last year “says Deborah Jones, Executive Director of Craft Coop. ‘I think as a nation we are all so grateful for the hard work and dedication of the NHS and all keyworkers – and as a local shop, we’re very thankful to our customers for supporting us, and for coming back to shop with us. We just wanted to pay a little forward to say thank you and bring a smile to people’s faces.’
In addition to the greenery giveaways, there will be free colouring-in pages created by two of Craft Coop’s talented artists, Annalies Hogan and TeresaMills, which can be downloaded from the organisation’s website or picked up in any of the four shops. Completed artwork can be brought back to the shop, or a picture posted in the shop’s Facebook Group. Most beautiful pictures may win a prize.
For more information on activities happening across all four stores, visit www.facebook.com/CraftCoopUK – and please pop along to visit your local Craft Coop on Saturday 15 May to celebrate giving back with Craft Coop.
About Craft Coop:
As a Community Interest Company, Craft Coop is an award-winning series of shops which support local artists and craftspeople by providing vibrant Town Centre platforms where they can sell their handcrafted products. Over 100 makers are currently represented across the four shops (in Maidenhead, Camberley, High Wycombe and Windsor) and customers find a range of unique products including art, photography, clothing, accessories, jewellery, ceramics and homeware, all created locally.
A unique feature of Craft Coop is that the makers of the products all help out in the shop, so visitors are likely to meet the person who actually created the product.
More information on Craft Coop available at www.craftcoop.co.uk