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South Croydon Bunting Team looking for new members

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THE South Croydon Bunting Team claim they are Croydon's answer to the Calendar Girls but have promised not to strip off anytime soon.

If you are looking for an unusual and quaint way to spend your time, however, you might consider joining the team, which has so far created 400 metres of bunting.

South Croydon resident Judith Clingan, one of the main organisers of the team, explained: "We met through the South Croydon Community Association and when we heard about the South Croydon Business Association's plan to hold an autumn festival, we offered to help in any way we could.

"We decided to form a bunting team and what a team we became. It didn't take long for creative characters to come forward to join and, thanks to the local Garwood Foundation Charity Shop, who donated "unsellable" clothing for us to cut into triangles, we succeeded in turning a mish-mash of fabric into 400 metres of beautiful bunting."

The team decided to continue meeting even after the autumn festival due to enjoying it so much.

Mrs Clingan said: "We made great friends with one another, shared information about the good things going on in our hometown and the great people living in our community. We even found reliable babysitters amongst ourselves, for those in need of a night out. There are people in the club of every age."

Bunting team member Sarah Morgan said: "Two months ago none of us knew each other, and we certainly didn't know how to bunt. Now we are firm friends and bunters extraordinaire, well we think so anyway.

"It was quite a challenge creating 400 metres of bunting with no budget, and no apparent talent. But thanks to the clothes rejected by the charity shop and the creativity of our team we somehow managed.

"There is something amazingly bonding about sitting down with a glass of wine and problem solving together. Cutting, stitching and chatting can prove to be very therapeutic , we had fun and the outcome exceeded our expectations."

Anyone wishing to join the South Croydon Community Association or the Bunting Team should e-mail scca@btconnect.com

South Croydon Bunting Team looking for new members


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