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Trish loves sharing her sewing skills

Trish at Re Use

EFS Partner Trish Walsh is loving every minute of her Golden Jubilee secondment with a local charity.

Trish is supporting ReUse Together in Blackburn and has been busy passing on her expertise in their new sewing room. “It’s been brilliant. I’ve been busy making cushion covers and been helping up-cycle tired furniture into shabby chic pieces for re-sale,” she says. “For some people who are living in extreme poverty, this is an affordable alternative for furnishing their home,” says Trish. She’s has also spent time with a lecturer from Blackburn College who shared some top tips with her.

“I’ve been really inspired and quite creative,” she says. “I’ll be working with some year nine school students too, as well as visiting volunteer sewing groups to pass on skills which will hopefully continue to grow the business.”

 

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