Meet the Rastrick volunteers whose badges for Ukraine will feature in Jane McDonald TV show

A fundraising project for Ukraine by talented Rastrick volunteers is set to appear on screens across the country.

By sarah fitton
Thursday, 10th March 2022, 9:16 am

The team at The Space at Field Lane community hub have been making blue and yellow ribbons and crochet brooches to help the people of Ukraine, and say they are selling out as fast as they can make them.

They came up with the idea after seeing the devastation being caused by the Russian Invasion. The centre's manager, Leanne Jones, said she has Ukrainian heritage and grew up with Ukrainian traditions.

On Friday, they were visited by Jane McDonald and a TV crew for a show set to air at 9pm on Channel 5 this Friday (March 11) about the community efforts underway to help Ukraine.

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Volunteers at The Space in Field Lane in Rastrick are set to appear on TV after a visit from Jane McDonald

The show will be fronted by Jeremy Vine and also include pieces hosted by Ben Fogle, Nick Knowles and Susan Calman.

Hub volunteer Amanda Caldwell said they have been selling the ribbons and brooches at shops and restaurants.

“The trays are emptying as fast as we can fill them up,” she added.

They are available from Al's Emporium in the Piece Hall in Halifax, Barum Top Inn in Halifax and The Enchanted Cafe at Kershaws Garden Centre in Brighouse.

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