A 24,000-PIECE jigsaw was displayed in full for the first time on Monday to raise funds for the scouts.

Stevenage resident Kathie Williams took four months to complete the puzzle and was able to admire her work when it was laid out at Stevenage Scouts’ headquarters in Shephall View.

Visitors were invited to make donations and swap jigsaws at the event, which raised £60.

“Everyone really liked it but they thought I was mad,” said Kathie.

“They wanted to know how long it took and how I did it.”

Kathie, who admitted she “likes a bit of a challenge”, has now set her sights on a 32,000-piece jigsaw.