Around fifty crafters (should we call them busy bees?) got together this week to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished crafts room called The Hive at Workaid in Chesham.

Rob Levine, Chairman of Workaid, welcomed visitors and thanked them for their continued support.  Everyone was delighted to see the transformation that The Hive has undergone thanks to a generous donation specifically for upgrading the room, for which we are very grateful to the benefactors, who wish to remain anonymous.

For the occasion The Hive was decorated with little bees made by Barbara and Wendy.  Don’t they go well with the plates of delicious cakes?

The room is now a smart, bright and cheerful working space with a dedicated crafts sink and good facilities for tea making – very conducive to creative activity!

Check out our Resources page or the Crafts page to see the new programme of tasters, workshops and ongoing courses that are due to start very soon. We hope you’ll find topics to tempt you to join in.

We would also like to ask for help with something that Workaid’s in need of to send to projects in Africa.  Do you have an iron in working condition that you no longer need?  We would love to be able to send more of them to sewing and tailoring projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.  We test all electrical items before packing and sending.

In the meantime, you might like to know that the next Forecourt Sale will be held on Saturday, 7th October and we’ll be holding our first specialist crafts and haberdashery sale in The Hive on Saturday, 4th November.  More details to follow (you heard it here first)!

On certain days The Hive is available for hire at very reasonable rates. Please ring us on 01494 775220 to enquire.