Since being elected as a South Hornchurch Councillor, Natasha Summers has worked hard for her local community.
The Orchard Village resident has made it her priority to raise funds for the Mardyke Community Centre that needed a new water heater.
The councillor and her team of ‘Pink Angel’ ladies have become crochet stars in their community, making toys for locals and receiving much needed donations for the community centre.
“Believe it or not I actually learnt how to crochet these toys just three months ago,” Natasha told The Enquirer.
“I found some patterns online and I thought I would try them out. The first few toys that I made were really popular so I continued to make them and they have just gone crazy. As soon as I make them, they sell and I’m now taking orders but its all for a great cause.” she said.
The team of ladies are raising as much money for their local community centre as they can and also teach craft classes once a week there, to pass on their skills to anyone who is interested in learning how to make crafts.
“We’ve been making crafts for a while now, myself and the Pink Angels run a craft club every Thursday here at the Mardyke Community Centre, from 9-1pm, so if you are interested in learning how to make these toys or other such crafts please pop along to one of our classes.”
As well as being a Councillor, Natasha is a talented lady making her own jewellery and being a homeopath who makes her own face creams.
“I really enjoy creating things, I’ve always made crafts, so to make these toys has been easy for me.
“Crochet isn’t just a hobby for elderly people, it’s something people of all ages can do and look at how much you can achieve,” said the mother of two.
Natasha is on the look out for any colour wool donations, so if you have any spare wool, please could you donate it to the Mardyke Community Centre to help Councillor Summers make more toys for her community.
“I make these toys however people want them, they give me a photograph and I can copy it, be it animals or people.
“I just love making them and it is raising the much needed money for our community centre,” she finished.