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It's time to sign up for Mind's Christmas Crafternoon

It's time to sign up for Mind's Christmas Crafternoon: Image 1 Mental health charity Mind is inviting enthusiasts to take part in its winter Crafternoon event on 30th November. The initiative will see thousands come together to stick, sew and stitch in support of the organisation.

The charity recommends raising funds by setting a suggested donation for all those who attend, with raffles and mince pies as added extras. Each session offers an opportunity to create everything from Christmas cards to decorations and handmade presents.

"Our Christmas Crafternoon is an incredibly fun way to kick off the festive season and it helps to fund essential services such as our online community, which provides a safe space in which people can share their experiences around mental health," says Karen Bolton, head of community and events fundraising at Mind. "We're so grateful to those who have taken part in the fundraiser so far and can't wait to see what people get up to this year. Every event hosted makes such a difference."

Mind's website offers recipes and templates for craft activities. To sign up, go to www.mind.org.uk/crafternoonregister