AROUND 70 members of the Trowbridge Women’s Shed have been busy making craft items to raise cash for the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal for refugees.

They plan to sell the hand-made items at a Spring Flower Festival in Trowbridge on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.

The event is being staged at the Holy Trinity Church Centre in Stallard Street from 10.30am to 4pm each day.

It will be officially opened by Trowbridge mayor, Cllr Denise Bates, and will feature plants, stalls, refreshments and a children’s craft corner. Entry is free.

The Trowbridge Women’s Shed meets every Wednesday from 10am to 12.30pm for just £2.50 per session, including refreshments.

Judy Wright, who helped to found the Women’s Shed, said: “There will be plants for sale, jams and jellies and home-made tray bakes, as well as a range of arts and crafts products.

“We will also be running demonstrations on how to grow vegetables in a small space and there will be a Homes for Ukraine advice stall.

“There’s always something fun and exciting happening at Trowbridge Women's Shed.

“As well as joining in with a range of activities and enriching programmes, it's a great opportunity to come and meet old and new friends over a cuppa.”