A GROUP of Worcestershire needlework enthusiasts has been busy creating a banner to celebrate a county charity’s important milestone.

The Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills (ARCOS), based in Avenue Road, Malvern, will be marking its 30th anniversary this year.

And members of Threads – the Worcester Stitch and Textile Arts Group - this week presented their hand-made banner to ARCOS.

The banner itself was created by Threads members Lorraine Keyte, Sarita Gingell, Marilyn Wrightson and Sara Drewett, and incorporates symbols relevant to the work of ARCOS.

Threads chair Geraldine Fitzpatrick said: “It was lovely as a group to connect with ARCOS and to make a banner for their 30th anniversary.

“We chose symbols that were relevant to their work and enjoyed using our skills to create the banner.”

ARCOS founder and director Kay Coombes said: ”We are delighted that the members of Threads decided to devote their time and expertise to creating this banner and we will be proud to hang in the reception hall of our headquarters, or even outside, when the weather permits.”

ARCOS works to improve life for people with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, including children and adults with conditions such as cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, stroke and head injury.