We had a fantastic day on Sunday at our Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie, and raised a whopping £230 for the charity. What a great way to kick off the next 12 months of fundraising for this wonderful organisation.
Here are a few of the highlights of the day:
Much hilarity fooling around with the #cakeface photo booth we made!
I forgot to get photobooth snaps of most of the visitors! It all just got a bit haywire when we had four separate parties arrive at once. I take my hat off to anyone who works in the hospitality industry!
First guests of the day were three (re-enactor) German POWs. That was different! Then we welcomed a few folk who had been following the event progress on facebook, some walkers, a few friends, my boss (from the bookkeeping job) and his family, and a whole host of others that I didn’t actually get to meet because I was busy making pots with visitors.
Everyone who joined us seemed to have a nice time, and the whole studio was buzzing with chat and laughter.
We were also joined by the lovely Helen, from the Marie Curie fundraising team. Clearly our studio was THE place to be for those in the know! Not to mention the gorgeous tile painting that went on. We will post photos of all the creativity when everything has been fired.
And we remembered to take a photo of some of the cakes and the Daffodil special edition tiles and cups that we have made to sell throughout the year. These will appear on the new shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
We had a fantastic time, and after adding up all of the donations for Tea, Coffee, Cake, Tablet, Tile Painting, Pot Making and just good old fashioned generosity, our total is £230 (plus a few text donations but I haven’t counted them as I’m not sure how many; I know of at least two but as far as I can tell, there’s no way for me to check). We owe a massive thank you to Sandra, Kathleen, Jack, Hugh (who came for cake and ended up assembling chairs) and Lynne, who all chipped in and kept things running smoothly when the pottery bits got busy, not to mention all the cleanup at the end.
We extended the tea party by taking the leftover cake and tablet to my office building on Monday and Tuesday, and I owe a big thanks to Caroline and Stuart of Regus Stirling for their support and that extra donation boost.
So that’s the big launch done, and the shop is all set up for this season. We will be fundraising for Marie Curie for the next 12 months, and you can keep track of our progress over on our Charities page.
If you want to pop in to buy any of the Daffodil pots (or the no-doubt-still-remaining tablet), we will be open this coming Sunday, since the guided tours will be on in the camp. Why not make a day of it!