A taste of autumn - charity craft fair

We've put together a couple of charity runs before but this one was a first - a charity craft fair.

 

And it went really, really well!

 

Organised in partnership with some fabulous volunteers from the Surrey charity Change of Scene, and Tongham Community Centre who let us use their fine venue for free, the day was and ideal opportunity to get in a little early Christmas shopping with all manner of gorgeous handmade gifts on offer as well as some temping food.  We even had a face painter for the kids (and a few adults too).

 

The pasties sold out in under an hour.

 

We thought that this would also be a cracking opportunity for a meet and greet - a great way to put names to the faces we talk to on social media all the time.  What we weren't expecting was just how many people would engage with our message in our corner of sleepy Surrey.

 

Manning our information table were Jason and Rebecca and to our surprise, one of the people they spoke to had a grandmother with Superficial Siderosis.  Sadly, the grandmother had passed away but at least we'd provided a point of contact for another family touched by this rare but devistating disease.

 

The day raised over £200

 

We laughed, ate, networked and enjoyed browsing many, many beautiful crafts and gifts - and raised much needed funds for our cause.

 

So we're doing it all again and this time it will have a Christmassy feel

 

Same place: Tongham Community Centre, Poyle Road, Tongham, GU10 1DU

Date: Sunday 15th November 2015

Time: 12-3pm

 

If you're a crafter and interested in hiring a stall, or if you feel you would like to help on the day, please let us know.  Publicity is always a good thing - so please feel free to let your friends and relatives know about the event and help us to raise money to fight Superficial Siderosis.

 

 

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