A Donegal nurse has been ‘unwinding’ during her retirement by creating cute toys for a local cause.
Marjorie Bell, from outside Manorcunningham, has launched a collection of handmade soft toys to raise funds for St Lugadius Church in Lifford. It is hoped that her range of little healthcare heroes, bears, snowmen, dogs and horses will be popular gift choices in the lead up to Christmas.
Marjorie retired as a senior nurse at St Eunan’s Nursing Home in March, but lockdown put her retirement plans on hold. Instead, she has decided to use her time to help others and is putting her knitting and crocheting talents to great use. Her little healthcare worker teddies carry a special meaning due to the current crisis, she is already taking in gift orders from friends.
All proceeds from the teddy sales will be donated to the St Lugadius Church Restoration Fund.
Marjorie said: “The church needs a lot of work, it will be 400 years old next year. We were planning to do fundraising and that was knocked on the head, so I thought I’ll do my bit, it’s not a lot but every bit counts.”
The ‘Little Hero Bears’ can be bought from Lifford Old Courthouse, and prices are posted on Facebook: www.facebook.com/liffordoldcourthouse for further information contact Lifford Old Courthouse by message on Facebook or on 074 9141733 or 087 2669257