A TRIO of women from Malvern are making special rainbow jewellery to help raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Julie Fountain, owner and director of Malvern company Beach Art Glass, and her business partner Rebecca Bristow are making coloured glass beads with rainbow colours making necklaces, bracelets and other items.

For every sale, a donation is made to NHS Charities Together, which is a network of charities helping the work of NHS staff.

So far the initiative has raised more than £5,000.

Mrs Fountain said: "On the onset of lockdown many people in the crafts/ art industry have been severely affected because the art market venues, shops and other means of selling, have been closed.

"However, we came up with the brilliant idea of rainbow jewellery, making coloured glass beads of the rainbow colours and creating necklaces, bracelets and anything else we could think of for the rainbow beads

"We may not be the wonderful Colonel Tom, but we are striving to “do our bit."

For more information about Beach Art Glass and their NHS fundraising efforts, go to beachartglass.com/

Another Malvern woman, Shelley Faye Lazar, has also raised money for NHS Charities Together.

Mrs Lazar has been hand-painting silks and wools for scarves, shawls and other garments.

She got the idea from chatting with Mrs Fountain and started making rainbow scarves three weeks ago. So far she has raised more than £2,000 for the charity and is still going.

For more information, go to www.shelleyfayelazar.com/