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Creative family fun this Easter

By citizenmike  |  Posted: March 19, 2013

Children at a previous craft event

Children at a previous craft event

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Families in the Gloucester area are being encouraged to get creative this Easter.

Craft store Hobbycraft, at the Peel Centre in Gloucester, is inviting people to take part in its first-ever Butterfly Craft Party, in aid of children's hospice, James Hopkins Trust.

The party is taking place from 10am on Saturday, March 30 and the butterfly theme has been chosen as it's the official logo of Together for Short Lives, the leading charity for UK children's hospices and Hobbycraft's Charity of the Year for 2013.

From as little as a £1 donation, families can take part in butterfly face painting, badge-making, try some iced butterfly cookies or create colourful butterfly characters, masks and posters.

The store's manager said: "We want people to have lots of fun at the craft party so we'll be offering families all they need to make an array of fabulous butterfly themed creations – and some delicious cakes.

"With activities suitable for everyone, we want to raise as much money as we can for such a worthy cause so please do come and join us on the 30th."

Vance Hopkins, trust manager and co-founder at James Hopkins Trust, said: "The craft party is an ideal way to raise funds and awareness as art and play is an important part of what children's hospices do.

"We have a dedicated art room where children and their siblings can express their feelings through creativity, and this butterfly party really represents that. I want to thank everyone who is planning to come along and support us and I hope they have fun."

Together for Short Lives supports the work of children's hospices across the UK. Its work includes sharing best practice, influencing policies, supporting care professionals, and fundraising for children's hospices and other organisations that care for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Each Hobbycraft store has been partnered with its nearest children's hospice so colleagues and customers can support children and families locally.

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