Mental health and support groups to host craft and shopping day in Lincoln

Volunteer-led support group Revival-Lincoln is hosting a unique Christmas shopping and craft opportunity in the city this weekend.

The group, along with mental health support network Shine, helps people make new friends and boost their mental wellbeing with crafts and activities.

Chicken Scratch embroidery, rag-rug making and traditional English Patchwork are just a few activities being offered by the group.

Revival-Lincoln and Shine will be demonstrating these and other techniques when it opens the doors for the Revival Craft Day on Saturday, October 24.

The event, which takes place at Involve@Lincoln on Mint Lane, runs from 10am to 3pm, also offers people a great opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping by checking out stalls of quality gifts, including craft kits, bargain book, Fat Quarters (for patchworkers), wool and lots more.

Visitors will also be able to learn about Revival-Lincoln’s other activities, including its community choir and ‘Jainaba!’, which offers West African Style Drumming sessions on Wednesday evenings, between 7pm and 9pm.

Jainaba! member Paul Haslam said: “We take anyone who wants to have a go at face value. We find that people relax, gain confidence and have a good time meeting and chatting to other people.”

Revival-Lincoln Volunteer Jan Goff added: “It’s all about giving people an opportunity to see what we are all about. They will be able to see demonstrations, browse our stalls, buy gifts, and take time to relax and chat over refreshments.

“We are keen to let more people know what Revival-Lincoln offers. We have a Patchwork Group which meets every second Tuesday, at 10.30am; a Crochet Group on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm and a community choir which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm.”

Find our more about Revival Lincoln by visiting their Facebook page here.