ONE community group has done a good turn for another.
The By and Buy Community Shop, based in Sycamore Avenue, Longwood, sells mainly secondhand clothing to help local people make ends meet.
The shop makes a small profit and gives the proceeds to local good causes.
The latest group to benefit – to the tune of more than £1,000 – is Golcar’s Colne Valley Museum.
Volunteers at the museum are currently working on expansion plans to incorporate a former fish and chip shop next door.
The museum, open on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, is based in traditional weavers’ cottages which date back to the 1850s.
Visitors can turn back the clock and see a period living room, Victorian wash kitchen and Yorkshire range.
Mr Tony Holt, treasurer of the By and Buy Shop, said the group supported many local organisations, particularly those for children and young people.
It recently gave money to support a gospel choir at Golcar’s Beech School.
Mr Holt said: “The museum is local and run entirely by volunteers, just like we are. We want to support the efforts of the local community. The museum says it only opens at weekends but they also open during the week for school groups and that’s very important to us. The museum is doing is very good work.”
Volunteers from the two groups got together to celebrate the award of the grant, when the shop volunteers were given a tour of the museum.
Bread-baking sessions will be held at the museum this Saturday and Sunday and a new exhibition also opens at the weekend.
Colne Valley Tracks And Trails, Past And Present, by Huddersfield Ramblers' Association, runs from Saturday to February 24.