A CRAFTER held an all day card making challenge to support children in specialist hospitals throughout the UK.

Arts and craft maker Fiona Whitten held The Birthday Wishes Challenge in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The event, which ran on June 25, invited members of the community to make as many birthday cards as possible at Fiona’s craft workshop at her Wokingham home.

The event was part of a network of Birthday Wishes Challenge events which took place across the country (23-25 June) launched by craft company Stampin’ Up!

Fiona Whitten, comments: “We were delighted by the response to our local Birthday Wishes Challenge event. It was a great opportunity to give support to families who are going through such difficult times.

“I’d like to thank everyone who kindly gave up their time to come and help make the cards for this truly worthwhile cause.”

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in Wokingham, Fiona was responsible for running her local Birthday Wishes Challenge event alongside friends Esther Boulter and Carol Cresswell.

A total of 707 cards were created which will be donated to be used by families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses, who often don’t have the time to buy their own.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families with children who are in hospital care to stay close to them and maintain a degree of normal family life.