Crafts group receives recognition from the Queen

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A prestigious award which recognises the hard work of the voluntary sector has been given to a Bishopbriggs based group.

Creative Care, which specialises in 3D Decoupage, has been given then Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The charitable group, based at Brackenbrae House in Bishopbriggs, is one of only 13 in Scotland to be given the honour.

It recognises their hard work in delivering a number of craft based classes, including beading, jewellery making and embroidery.

Nan Middleton, chairperson of Creative Care, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the award and delighted for our members.

“From being nominated, the whole process took about 18 months and there was lots of interviews. We were told we were successful a couple of weeks ago, but couldn’t say anything until it was announced.

“To get the award for teaching crafts to all sectors of the community is fantastic.”

Some of the Creative Care team are pictured during a recent Victorian Tea Party fundraiser with Councillor Manjinder Shergill.

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