CRAFTING for Communities came to life as a result of the Covid crisis.

It comprised of kind hearted people  making items for the medical profession, such as scrubs, bags and masks.

The group were co-ordinated together by Lisa Maidment who set about collecting and delivering the items.

Group member Sue Morgan said: "Once Covid was over, we decided to continue.

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"We contacted numerous organisations ranging from the police and fire brigade to hospitals and old people's homes. They all said yes!

"Now we make a whole host of items from teddy bears for young children going into hospital, blankets for old people to make up bags for cancer sufferers. You name it, we try and make it,  The list goes on and on

"There were around 10 of us when we first  started, but it must be nearer 100 now, all volunteers.

"We've set up 15 hubs across the Black Country and have volunteer drivers who collect items and deliver them.

"Lisa has also managed to obtain charity status and from working at home, we are now based at the Mery Stevens Centre in Stourbridge.

"It's a wonderful group to be involved with but we do need help trying to obtain sponsors to buy materials and fabrics".

Crafting for Communities are now a contender for a Dudley Community Award after being nominated in the Best Community Project or Group category.

The winners will be announced at an exclusive black tie event to take place on Thursday, November 23 at the Copthorne Hotel in Dudley.

If you would like to make a nomination, simply go to

Closing date for nominations is noon on September 24.

If any businesses are interested in helping to sponsor the awards email