Sunday, November 14, 2010

World Card Making Day Event

Well I'm running a few weeks (months) behind in my blog posts, but I am slowly catching up! On Saturday the 23rd of October Charmaine, Samantha and myself decided to run an event for World Card Making Day, with the money raised going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Ironically none of the three of us actually are particularly fond of pink, but we pulled out all the stops and decorated the venue and ourselves in the colour to help raise awareness and funds! (If you are ever looking for NBCF pink things try here). So there were balloons, streamers, name badges, t-shirts, bags and even cupcakes all in pink along with a group of lovely ladies and Charmaine's ever wonderfully supportive husband to have a fun day of papercrafting and fundraising! I also have to thank Elysia (Charmaine's daughter) and Diana (my Mum) for helping out in the kitchen all day keeping us supplied with food & helping with all the cleaning up.

These are the bags which contained the project materials for 6 items on the day - I'll post photographs of each of the projects soon!

Here are some of the ladies hard at work creating (above) and admiring some of the display boards that we put together (below).

It was wonderful how many people volunteered their time and skills to help us on the day. The cupcakes below were made by Cassie, and her lovely dad Fred made some awesome curry puffs for the day as well.

We had some amazing prizes donated for the raffle, games, silent auction, written auction & door prizes donated from  Stampin'Up!, Catherine Baudains, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Vivi of Buds of May and Charmaine. Of course a special thank you also goes to the wonderful Kelmscott tennis club who donated the use of their venue free of charge for the event - thanks so much everyone, without your support & generosity we would never have been able to do an event like this!

Overall we were able to donate a grand total of $1,900.94 which was a pretty good first effort for us and were were very pleased and grateful to everyone who helped out on the day. I know this amount is very small compared to what is needed to continue the much needed research & education that will help fight this awful disease for our future generations, but every little helps. 

I'll post photographs of the 6 projects the ladies made on the day soon. Our insanity continues though as the feedback was very positive for the day and so consequently we'll be back bigger and better than ever in May next year!

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