Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Langside School Charity Fundraiser

Well it's all over and what a fantastic day we had! Lots of photo's to share, all taken by Julie as Id forgotten to bring my camera - I knew I'd forget something! Thank you Julie for bringing yours along and taking such fabulous pictures! Haskins were absolutely wonderful in allowing us to use this room for our event and it really was a fantastic room - so light, airy and spacious - the perfect facilities, and everyone was so helpful in providing everything we needed. Julie, Helen and myself have been planning this for weeks and it was a bit of the unknown as to how well we would do. We needn't of worried though as it all went to plan. My dear Mum was at the door to meet and greet people - she's such a sweetie and should be on comission for all the help she gives me - bless her. Love ya Mum - mwah! Here were our display boards with lots of samples we'd made ourselves along with others we'd picked up from demonstrators at other events. There was plenty to see.

We had a handmade items for sale table. This photo was was taken before we had finished setting up but you can see some of the items we had for sale. Julie had made some gorgeous little notepads, I'd decorated some rulers, made hairbands and brooches. Julie had also made the oh so cute sheep bookmarks and I'd made the monster ones and froggies. The bookmarks went down a storm! In fact all the handmade items did. We had a Free Door Prize Draw to win an exclusive Stampin' Up! bag, ruler and a stamp set.

There were 15 prizes for the raffle!! ALL donated. A HUGE thank you to Karen & Phillip Kebby of Churchview Joinery, Wimborne for donated the 2nd prize of £40 Stampin' Up! vouchers (you can visit Karen's blog here). Another MASSIVE thank you to Glyn & Lyn Bagley for also donating 4 other prizes to the raffle plus a cash donation and 2 bottles of wine donated by a customer of Karen's. First prize was for over £100 worth of Stampin' Up! Products, second Prize - £40 Stampin' Up! Voucher, Third Prize - £25 Haskins Voucher donated by Haskins, plus lots of other Stampin' Up! and gift items. We held the draw at the end of the day and here are the winners. 1st Prize - Mrs Tarrant, Southampton 2nd Prize - Sandie Smith, Salisbury 3rd Prize - Mrs Vivian, Poole 4th Prize - Anna Keegan, Bournemouth 5th Prize - Wendy Goldsack, Bournemouth 6th Prize - Rachel Tattum, Bournemouth 7th Prize - J Bowater, Bournemouth 8th Prize - Eleanor Clifford, Christchurch 9th Prize - Mrs P Cox, Bournemouth 10th Prize - J Radouis, Dorchester 11th Prize - Joyce Taylor, Bournemouth 12th Prize - G Tics 13th Prize - A Boyce, Ferndown 14th Prize - M Green, Wimborne 15th Prize - Anna Keegan, Bournemouth Through the day we also had a Make & Take table which again all the proceeds went to the charity. Julie was running this table and as usual did a grand job. Here was the Make & Take I designed...

For those that didn't have the time to wait or wanted to make more at home we made up packs to buy with instructions which was our 'Make & Take-Aways'. They went down really well and we sold all 55 of them!

We had an information table with catalogues to browse and order forms, recruitment packs and leaflets on hosting a home workshop and earning FREE products for being a Hostess. And finally we had our Demo table. Here's Helen setting up...Helen and I were demonstrating the Big Shot - our new favourite toy. If you've been following my blog over the past week you can probably guess what I demo'd. The plan was to demo the Milk Carton Die but with my lovely daisies and Bonnet on the table it was rude not to get my Daisy Die out and show how I put them together. If you're new to my blog you can see what I've created here and here along with a tutorial. Helen used the very gorgeous Wallpaper Embossing Folder and Fun Flowers Die along with the buttons sizzlits.

And the final amount we raised for Langside School and their Mini Bus Fund was....

£370!!!

So all in all it was a fantastic day! The weather was absolutely glorious and obviously everyone was out making the most of the beautiful weather in the afternoon but even so, the end result was well worth all the effort we had all put into raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

Myself, Julie, Helen and my Mum would like to thank everyone who came along and supported us on Sunday- customers, fellow demonstrators, Langside School staff & pupils and everyone that came in by chance to see what we were up to. We chatted with so many people through the day and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely!

Thank you for sticking with me on this very looooong post. I'm full swing now for this Sunday's Holt Hoot!!! See you real soon! Jo

7 comments:

Helen Baker said...

Congratulations on such a fab day, am sure Langside school will be so grateful for all your efforts. Well done girls xxx

Sarah Bullock said...

oh my gosh this looked like an amazing day! Could you bring this to Plymouth please????!!!!! Well Done girls Love Sarah xx

Sharon said...

Well done on a very successful fundraiser. Everything looks perfect! X

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Jo, what an absolutely awesome event. Wow, you girls put on a wonderful show. Well done! I so enjoyed viewing these pics and reading your post. hugs Sharon

Lorraine said...

Well done on rasising that amount of money. Also thanks for sharing the daisy projects and tutorial, they are fab. Love this blog

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Jobe

Well done on a wonderful day, everything was super - really enjoyed it

k x

Margaret said...

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous Jo and well done on raising so much money
Margaret x