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Celebrating our success with Big Lottery Fund

You might not know it, but BSG is five years in the making and in May we were able to celebrate how far we've come thanks to the Big Lottery Fund!

We had a great turn out from our community of supporters, without whom BSG wouldn't be what it is today. 

Just in case you missed the big day, here's just some of the names we continue to send our thanks to, but of course there are so many more people to thank... the list is endless!

Big thanks go to:


Local Bowling clubs, St Michael's church, Burtonwood Craft Club, Crownway Community Centre, Willowbrook Hospice and the Crownway Sewing Group.


Bedford Fabrics, Lestans and Prettiful Fabrics

Neighbours, family and friends of friends

It’s been like a family affair at times, particularly setting up the Sewing Room, the Parry’s, The Roocrofts, The Stannards, The Reynolds and The Carr family.

Special partners

IKEA, M&S, Wilkies, Subway our local Post Office and Chemist.


United Utilities and Scottish Power.  We’ve got a meter box that’s the envy of the whole industrial site!  A massive thank you to both contractors.  All through the love of sewing!

And of course... our funders!!

Margaret and John Abbey, The Steve Morgan Foundation, Cheshire Community Foundation, Warrington Borough Council (Local Area Funding), Burtonwood Parish Council, Warrington Charities Trust, Warrington Rotary and private individuals.

Our very first taste of funding of £471, in June 2014, was granted by Warrington Charities Trust to buy a Coverstitch machine and some storage boxes.  This was presented by the then Deputy Mayor, Geoff Settle and his wife Jean.  

Warrington Voluntary Action, assisted by Paula Cooper, has been with us every step of the way. 

It has been noted by one of our funders that we’ve organically grown and that we’ve climbed a mountain.  We're pleased to say that we've set up camp!

No matter how small your gift has been - every single act of kindness has got us here today.

Special thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for allowing us the means to show our gratitude to these amazing supporters! It's been a pleasure doing business with each and every one of you!

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