Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Who put the FUN in Fundraising? - We did!

On Friday my Life Drawing Group hosted a Soup and Sweet Lunch in our local bowling club hall. Believe me, it has taken weeks of organising and at times I wished I had just asked the artists for donations. On the day these same lovely artists arrived at the hall with their huge pots of soup and armed with dangerously delicious desserts! Tombola prizes had been dropped off at my house previously.
To say I was nervous, is an understatement! I wasn't sleeping, my worst nightmares ran from "what if no one turns up" to " what if we run out of food!" 
The kitchen team and the waiting team worked together beautifully! More than once I heard the phrase "slick operation!"

We are raising money for good portable easels and decent lighting. The group has had it's 2nd birthday and we are all looking to move things forward by allowing everyone the pleasure of using an easel rather than sitting on plastic stacking chairs and leaning on shaky tables. The hall lighting is appalling so we can address that too! 
We raised almost three quarters of the money needed on the day so we are feeling very proud of ourselves - as you can see!! Sue is missing from the photo! I am wearing my late mother in law's apron - she wore it when she was helping out at charity coffee mornings etc. It brought us luck!

A big thank you to all who helped on the day and everyone who donated soup, desserts, cash and tombola prizes and to those who came to lunch!

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