Mary Stevens Hospice is the Black Country Wood Turners nominated charity that we raise money for throughout the year not the least at the two Mary Stevens main events per year being the Christmas & Summer fairs.
Prior to the event opening to the public, we set out four main tables to take the items for sale:
- One charity table
- Two tables for the club members to sell their items.
- One table for Kim’s Kraft (Ian’s wife) selling Christmas cards, boxes and decorative bags along with Ian’s turnings.
Opening times for the event were from 10.00 until 14.00.
The club members gave donations from part of their takings to go towards the charity pot.
In total, we had ten members turn up for the event to set everything up ready for the opening, With additional members joining us throughout the day to take in the event and have a chat, along with our newest member Bill.
The charity table is made up of club members turned items that they have donated to the cause of the charity, this table is used as a means of getting the general public to donate the amount that they think is appropriate for the item, nearly all the time with them giving more.
During the event, we had a steady stream of visitors into the event and from the look at some of the other charity tables being almost empty, it was a good successful event for them and gives them some much-needed funds.
At the close of the event, we were in a position to hand over a further £219.70 to be added to their overall funds.