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Knitted mascot brings joy

A talented colleague who has recently joined one of our retail teams has turned her creative talents to crafting a special knitted mascot to thank the team for their warm welcome.

The adorable mascot was made by 23-year-old Jess Adams, who is a new starter in the team at the Brook Street Central England Co-op in Raunds, one of thousands of temporary colleagues recruited by the retailer in response to the surge in demand during these unprecedented times.

Jess, who graduated from a fine arts degree at the University of Northampton last year, heeded the call to support her community and said she has enjoyed the challenge.

She said: “It’s quite new to me but I have really liked it and had good fun actually. Everyone has been really welcoming.

“I saw the pattern for the mascot on Facebook as people were being asked to do them for doctors and nurses and I thought why not change it up and do it as a Central England Co-op mascot to show my appreciation to the team here.

“I like doing creative things in my spare time, but crocheting is completely new to me. I’ve been really happy to see the positive reaction it’s had, and I think it’s been a nice boost to morale.”

The mascot hasn’t got a name yet and Jess and the Brook Street team are open to suggestions for what it could be called.

Send your ideas to our social media pages, here

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