Croston shop Feathers and Twigs to appear in BBC's Money for Nothing

Filming for a longstanding BBC show took place at a Croston shop last week, and they are likely to become regular features.

By Aimee Seddon
Friday, 5th August 2022, 12:30 pm

Feather and Twigs in Croston were approached by the popular ‘Money for Nothing’ team earlier this year.

The premise of the daytime show is that presenters save an item from the skip, and then enlist various designers to give it a new lease of life.

Last Monday, film crews arrived at Feather and Twigs, ran by couple Vinny and Catherine Tithirington-Teale, to capture the team with their upcycled chair.

Croston shop Feathers and Twigs will appear on BBC's Money for Nothing in Spring.

Catherine, who has lived in Croston for 19 years, said: “It's funny how it came about really, and I've got an ongoing relationship with them now, so any future furniture that comes up, I’ve got the opportunity to purchase it.

“What I quite liked about it is it's all about sustainability and cycling, and it’s pretty similar to ourselves. We’re a gift and lifestyle shop, but it's very much based around supporting local artists, local artisans, so it sort of fits in with what we were doing around sustainability and ethical products.

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For their first feature, Catherine who only bought the shop in November, purchased a worse for wear chair, and now that it has been given a new lease of life, she wants it to benefit her local community.

Filming took place last week. Pictured is Catherine Tithirington-Teale (left), and producer Pav (right.)

Catherine, who previously worked in digital technology, explained: “Croston’s got a whole host of volunteers that do things for nothing like the Croston In Bloom. They're going for gold this year, they've just been evaluated, and they'll find out on the 10th of October, whether they’ve won a gold status for the RHS Britain in Bloom. So I thought, I see these guys all the time, they pop in the shop a lot, I know what I'll do, instead of selling it or keeping out, I'll raffle it off and give the money to Croston in Bloom because they're not funded by Chorley Council, or the parish council, everything they do is by their own work. The raffle tickets are going well, and hopefully, we'll be able to raise quite a few funds, for them!”

Raffle tickets will remain purchasable for a weeks, and the episode will air next Spring.