Clevedon woman seeks registered charity to benefit from fundraiser

Lesley Payne and her knitted creations

Lesley Payne and her knitted creations - Credit: Lesley Payne

A Clevedon woman who donated £2,048 to the town’s community hospital by selling handmade knitted robins is looking for another local charity to benefit from her latest fundraiser. 

Lesley Payne, a cashier at Lloyds Bank in Portishead, has been knitting seasonal creatures during the lockdowns – robins at Christmas and now Easter bunnies and chicks. 

One robin alone sold for £111 at auction; adding to a grand total of £1,024 which has been match-funded by her employers. 

Now, Lesley is looking for suggestions for a registered charity in Clevedon, Portishead or Nailsea to be the next recipient of her latest fundraising. 

Lesley said: “I want to help a local registered charity that has helped people throughout the pandemic – just like Clevedon community hospital.” 

She hopes to raise between £200-£300, which will be match-funded by Lloyds Bank. 

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