Crafty creations for good cause

MUCH work, love and time has gone into producing the handcrafted items that will go on sale in Lynne Horne's home later this month.

And at only $3 a pop for some items, it's no wonder they flew out of her garage last year when she hosted a morning tea and craft sale to raise money for breast cancer research.

"They're priced to sell," Mrs Horne said.

The items are the handiwork of the 22 members of the West Pennant Hills Probus craft group, who have been knitting, sewing and beading up a storm since January for the sale on October 31.

The group will also be selling home-baked cookies, cakes and jams, with all money raised going to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

Represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, the network is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer.

"There are quite a few women in our [Probus] group who've either had their breast or a breast lump removed, or who have a sister or friend who has been affected by breast cancer," Mrs Horne said.

While the average age of diagnosis of breast cancer in women is 59 years, Mrs Horne suggested it was a good idea to be aware of your body at any age.

"Quite a few of our members were over 70 when they were diagnosed," she said.

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