Well, not only is Polka Dots and Pearls: The Christmas Fair well and truly over, so is Christmas altogether for another year. I hope you all had a lovely time and spend quality time with the people you love, remembered those that are no longer with us and thought about those less fortunate.
So our fair was on the 4th December at Horwich RMI, the venue caused me quite alot of issues with regards to organising on the day, however despite this the day was a great success, the stalls looked fantastic and I met some lovely people.
There was a good variety of products on offer which was what I wanted for the day, the stallholders were all so talented and put so much care and enthusiasm into their work, and you could see this from the way the set up the stalls, the way they spoke about their work and the way they interacted with the customers and each other.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person that helped make the event what it was, and as first public events go, I was thrilled at how successful it was.
As you may know, we held a raffle, and a small tombola, in aid of Bolton Hospice. We raised just over £122.00 from this. I thank everybody that donated prizes, bought tickets and supported us on the day, this money will help keep Bolton Hospice continue the excellent work that they already do.
As well as the raffle we asked people if they had any spare coats around the house to 'Donate a Coat', these were then given to Age UK. After counting up all the coats, many of which were donated by Bits and Bangles, who kindly spread the word around the leisure centre that the work at, Age UK have advised that we donated about 31 coats, and many of these had already been sold within the last month.
This is fantastic news and it makes me so happy to know that we will have helped improve somebody's quality of life, whether it's at the Hospice or an Elderly person through Age UK.
There is also one other thing that I feel I need to mention, and that's the presence of a celebrity at the fair. For those of you that like your soaps, you will probably recognise this gorgeous woman, Roxanne Pallett, from Emmerdale - now not many small fair organisers can say that they had a celebrity at their fair, and what a pleasure it was too. She spend alot of time looking at the stalls, chatting with the stall holders and even posing for photographs, which she kindly said we could use on he blog.
So again I express my greatest thanks and appreciation to each and every one of you that helped out, booked a stall and attended the fair, and I hope to see you all again soon.
Happy New Year!
Polka Dots and Pearls