Crochet skills helped raise £1,271

CROCHETING skills learned as a child more than 90 years ago have served Linby resident Rene Flint well while helping good causes along the way.

Rene, who celebrates her 95th birthday in January, never tires of making crocheted goods to sell to support local charities and in particular Hucknall’s St Mary Magdalene Church, which has benefited from her latest efforts.

Along with her supportive daughter Valerie and family members, Rene, who has six children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, displayed her handiwork by running a stall at the Parish Church’s recent Christmas Fair.

Much of the items made by Rene, including crocheted baby clothes, blankets and cardigans, were snapped up by eager buyers, helping the church to record an overall total on the day of £1,271.

“I am pleased to be still of the mind to be able to play my part,” said Rene, whose fundraising exploits span more than 50 years. “I love crocheting. It is a hobby that is both therapeutic and rewarding.”