A knitter offered to donate this crafty mermaid to a charity shop – but was turned down after bosses thought it was too saucy.

Keen craftswoman Monica Crowe, 66, thought the shop could sell the fishy piece to raise money but was left disappointed when the charity turned it down.

Ms Crowe, spent a day knitting the mermaid at her home in Hove and is now looking for a shop to sell the piece on the charity’s behalf.

She said: “I thought it was really funny. I finished it and offered it to the charity but was told it was far too risqué. We had a laugh about it but now I need to find somewhere that can sell it for me.”

Ms Crowe regularly knits unique creations to raise money for good causes. Last year she created a knitted garden complete with flowers, plant pots and birds.

If you are interested in buying the naughty mermaid or know of a shop that’s willing to sell it visit craftyoldcrow.co.uk.

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