Couple’s charity craft exhibition raises almost £2k

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 December 2018

Renate and Paul O'Donnell.

Renate and Paul O'Donnell.


A Cleeve couple who open their homes each year to showcase Christmas crafts have once again raised hundreds of pounds for good causes.

Paul and Renate O’Donnell, of Bishops Mead, routinely open their doors and welcome the public for art exhibitions to generate vital cash for charity.

Their Christmas Extravaganza, which was held from October 31 to November 4, featured works from a selection of talented North Somerset crafters – with guests able to pick up stocking fillers ahead of the festive season and quirky presents.

A raffle raised £501 for Cancer Research UK, while Children’s Hospice South West benefitted to the tune of £1,405 after a portion of the cash accrued from craft sales was donated, plus money raised from refreshments.

The pair thanked those who stopped by to look at or buy some festive items.

They said: “As always your generosity is greatly appreciated, and we hope you found the perfect Christmas gifts during your visit.”

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