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Everyone's a Winner in Our Crafted Birthday Wishes Competition


A month before our birthday we asked you, our crafter customers to send us your crafted birthday wishes. Beautiful gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and all different materials so we asked you to let your imaginations run wild! Sew a bunting, Knit a teddy or create a fantastic birthday card – the possibilities really were endless.

We were so overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful crafted wishes we received, it was a joy to have them on display in the office before our birthday celebrations kicked off!

Paul Wright our Co-founder and Chairman was thrilled to see so many beautiful makes that he explained that everyone had to be a winner! So he decided on top of the main winner receiving £25 credit to spend at Hochanda, he’d like to give everyone who entered £10 on their account too!

Here’s all your beautiful makes;


We had entries from far and wide, here is the list of crafted birthday wishes that were received;

The Winner of the £25 Credit - Lynn Mayo from Chester

All of our other winners receiving £10 Credit;

Karen Toms from Lincoln
Edna Whittle from Crawley
Leanne Harris from Northants
Lynn Kent from Nottingham
Lynda Simpson
Margaret Morgan from Doncaster
Karen Trevelyan from Essex
Christine Savage from Sheffield
Cath Read
Sally Pritchett from Stevenage
Pauline Inglis from Fife
Carolyn Turner from Caitness
Margaret Kay from Sheerness
Julie Elliott
Teresa Penfold from East Sussex
Linda Fleming
June Mcnally
Natasha Cole from Devon
Zena Morris from Leicester
Patricia Wilson from Ramsey
Susan Holt from Preston
Maggie Moss from Worcester
Karen Thompson from South Wales
Jacqueline Dean from Skegness
Janet Lees from Stirlingshire
Jill Craige from Bradford
Anne Dimitriou
Sylvia Widdop from Sheffield

Thank you!

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