Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Shopping Day

We raised another £72 at the Christmas Shopping Day at St Catherine's Mill in Leeds.  We spent most of the day freezing as the heating wasn't on in the building, but we were kept warm by a steady stream of cups of tea from Helen the organiser (thanks Helen!).  Here's a picture of Sarah manning our stall.

We've also had more generous donations from Sam and Oliver (though that won't get Oliver excused from bag packing duties when we organise a supermarket bag pack in the New Year!) and we're positively steaming along towards the £750 mark.

This is probably going to be our last fundraising event before Christmas now - so we'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and thank you all for your *awesome* support so far.

Monday, 5 December 2011

We pop our Craft Fair cherry!

Last week's orgy of crafting continued at a ridiculous pace.  We made jams, lemon curd and relish...

...and sparkly scented soaps!

We had our first stall at Adel Primary School's Christmas Fair on Saturday.  We took a grand total of  £65 over the two hours of the fair, selling our cards, cupcakes, soaps, salt dough decorations and preserves.  We were quite happy with this, considering one of the other stall holders we spoke to said she'd only taken £2.50!  Here's some pictures of stall in action.

Sarah also took our stall to the Hollybush Christmas Fair on Sunday (Sophie was off talking about robots at the Science Museum in London) - and took another £69.50.  Add to this another £11 for the cupcakes, salt dough decorations and relish sold to our friends and family, our grand total for the weeked came in at £145.50.

We've also received lots more generous donations from Keith & Lorna, Alice, Penny and Alex & Jem - thanks to all of you we've now exceeded £500 towards our total...that's one seventh of the way!