FUNDRAISER – Residents of Whitchurch, near Ross on Wye, are embracing vintage chic, to help save the lives of women in the county.

On Sunday, ‘something old, something new’ – a textile and vintage bazaar – is being held at Whitchurch Memorial Hall, from 11am until 4pm. A wide variety of textile and vintage finds will be up for sale, with refreshments available and proceeds going from the event will be donated to the ‘Clear About Breast Cancer Herefordshire Appeal’, coordinated by medical charity Cobalt in partnership with Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Award-winning fashion designer and Whitchurch resident Jan Knibbs is helping organise the event.

Jan creates beautiful, bespoke attire, using intricate embellishing and embroidery techniques.

She has also been an avid collector of vintage clothing since her teenage years.

She said: “We are very excited to be running ‘something old, something new’ in our beautiful village of Whitchurch. A wide range of textiles and vintage items will be up for sale on the day, with proceeds from the event going to an excellent local cause.

“One in eight of Herefordshire’s women will be affected by breast cancer at some stage during her lifetime – I personally have felt the impact of the disease, through a number of close friends. I would urge people to come along to our bazaar to pick up some unique vintage finds, while also supporting a local life-saving appeal”.

The appeal aims to raise £160,000 to fund digital mammography equipment for The County Hospital, in Hereford.

If you would like to make a donation to the appeal you can make a gift with a credit or debit card by telephoning 01242 535922 or text the code CABC12, followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070. Alternatively send a cheque made payable to Cobalt, with ‘Clear About Breast Cancer Herefordshire Appeal’ written on the reverse to: c/o Debra Floyd, The County Hospital, Union Walk, Hereford, HR1 2ER.

To view designer Jan Knibbs’ work, visit