The Stitch community group fundraiser at the Feast in West Norwood was a great day! With beautiful sunshine, tonnes of goodies lovingly made, and lots of friendly folk (this last bit is not a surprise at all 🙂
The Stitch smashed the target of £90, managing to raise £142.05! Amazing. We can now afford our very own overlocker – we have been waiting for this day! A huge thank you to all Stitchees for getting so involved and making this happen! Each Stitchee made a little trinket (or a few trinkets… or heaps) to put on the stall for donation; AND we learned new skills at the same time! And thank you to all of the lovely volunteers for manning the stall and spreading the word. It was a fun day! 4pm came in a flash.
We did unbelievably well, interesting a lot of new members who signed up to our community project – Hoorah!… New Stitchees… We look forward seeing you again 🙂
We even found a couple of (potential) new volunteers who will be able to host and lend some advice on some Saturday mornings – I am keeping my fingers crossed. If you have some spare time on Saturday’s between 11-2pm and are interested to host, maybe you have have a yarn or textile skill, or like to blog and have the social media bug, then please drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or pop along to see us for a chat, get a feel for what we do and what we are all about – You’re gonna love it, I’m sure 🙂
Wayne from BZZ Garage West Norwood lent us the Bzz Banner which The Stitch had made for their stall and their planting projects back in April. So we hung it up for people to see some of our community handy work. Lenny was able to get a decent picture of the central bee this time too.
We do still have some hand crafted goodies available for a donation. If you are interested in supporting us then let us know and we will put something aside for you. You can come in to visit and learn whenever you like too (well, Saturdays between 11-2pm)
We may be able to showcase them in L’Arche shop alongside their fab candles (have you noticed their new candle colours and shapes yet?) greeting cards, decorations, (occasionally) seedlings (their tomato plants were popular!) and also the Rock Paper Scissors Collective who sell their handmade art, textiles, home decorations and gifts made by local people) so pop in and say hi 🙂
Again thank you to everyone who contributed their time, skill, help and support.
We all hope you had a great day 🙂