THE Burtonwood Sewing Group has been celebrating after pinning down thousands of pounds in funding.

The club, which has been running for more than two years, has been granted £2,266 from two charitable bodies after a difficult couple of years.

Club founder Anne Carr said: “Over two years ago – when our community centre was in jeopardy of closing down – we were told ‘use it or lose it’ so we decided to use it and started running a sewing group.

“And from humble beginnings and with a lot of hard work and determination, Burtonwood Sewing Group has gone from strength to strength.”

The group has secured the funding from the Cheshire Community Foundation and the Warrington Charities Trust.

The cash boost will be used to buy equipment that will fuel members’ passion for sewing while helping them to fine tune their skills.

The investment has been welcomed by the club, which recently opened its doors to a group of youngsters visiting Warrington as part of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline scheme.

Anne added: “Aside from running the sewing sessions we have spent time and effort doing our bit for the community in lots of little ways and that’s made us stronger.

“Because of this community work we were able to apply for funding. The process of applying is a real eye-opener and something that we would recommend, whatever the outcome.

“There’s so many worthy causes all applying for the same pot of money so when you finally get the letter it’s like winning the jackpot.”

Sessions are open to all ages and abilities.

For more information call Anne Carr on 555793.