Charlotte's crocheted rainbows help raise funds for Walsall hospital charity

By Dayna Farrington | Willenhall | Coronavirus | Published:

Colourful crocheted rainbows are being made by a Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust staff member – whose handiwork is raising money for charity at the same time.

Charlotte Jones with her crocheted rainbows

Charlotte Jones initially decided to make a rainbow to hang in her window to show love and support for her NHS colleagues.

But her eye-catching creation caught her colleagues' eyes – and she was inundated with requests for rainbows.

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Mother-of-one Charlotte said: "I took a photograph and showed work colleagues who asked if I would be able to make one for them also.

"Two weeks later I had an order for 11 rainbows and managed to make them in one weekend. I have also completed an NHS bear.

"My total number of rainbows made within the last four weeks is 25 and the orders are still coming."


Charlotte is juggling her crocheting with work and has raised £130 so far, which she is donating to Walsall Healthcare's Well Wishers charity.

She added: "I am completely overwhelmed at how popular they have become and enjoy making them – the more the merrier."

Charlotte is an administrator for the Integrated Community Equipment Service based at Electrium Point in Willenhall. The service helps prevent hospital admission and supports patient discharges from bed-based services where possible.

Georgie Westley, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust's fundraising manager, said: "She’s putting her talent to good use to benefit others and the charity is extremely grateful for her support.”

To donate to the Well Wishers charity, visit

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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