A COMMUNITY help hub and foodbank in Cockhedge Shopping Centre has been busy helping those struggling during lockdown.

Craft in Mind supports those who are waiting for benefits, victims of domestic violence or people who have found themselves homeless.

It's services have proven to be a lifeline during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emma Green explained: "We offer support with food, toiletries, clothing, toys, bedding and homewares.

"We are also making face coverings and selling them for £5 each to raise funds to supplement the food donations we receive.

"We are being supported by Asda Cockhedge and Iceland at Golden Square with food donations.

Warrington Guardian:

"Every month they provide us with a donation of food and toiletries to distribute to those who would otherwise be going without.

"Anyone at all who need a helping hand are more than welcome to access what we have- everything is free to those who need it."

Emma is supported by John Wilson and Sandra Chorlton.

John works tirelessly to reach out to those in need, while Sandra uses her 30 years of craft experience to support people who use craft to help their mental health and wellbeing.

"We know first hand how important it is to look after your mind as well as yourself", Emma added.

Warrington Guardian:

"We have also supported a mental health hospital, who have barely any budget for craft materials, to help support the people they are looking after."

Craft in Mind was given its unit for free by Cockhedge Shopping Centre, to ensure its vital services stay available for the community.

Centre Manager, George Wesson, said: "These are difficult times, not just for retailers but more importantly for individuals who need support, so Cockhedge owners and management are pleased to be able to support Emma and her team."

Craft in Mind is looking for donations of non-perishable food, clothing, games, toys and craft supplies.

To donate, or if you are in need of supplies, call 07307206877 or search for @CraftInMind on Facebook.