My first fundraiser for Saying Goodbye

You may remember I blogged a few months ago that I had just signed up as a fundraising coordinator for Saying Goodbye. Well I started planning my first fundraiser pretty much straight away, it was to be a bake & craft sale. Looking back, I think I aimed a little big for my first one, but at least I’ve now learned the do’s and don’ts for next time! 

The sale was last Saturday, and I had a pretty manic week sorting last minute bits out, I stressed myself out for no need really! I did so much baking, and then I had to sort tombola tickets out, print lots of signs out, and I just got myself in a total flap. And then the day before, I had 3 stalls drop out, when I hadn’t recruited that many in the first place so I was feeling a little disheartened and convincing myself it was going to be a big fat failure. Still, the show had to go on! I made sure I had everything ready and boxed up on the Friday night though, so I wasn’t running around like a headless chicken on the Saturday morning. My Mum came and looked after little man whilst I was there.

The event started at 12.30pm but we were there to set up from 12pm.  One of my lovely friends came to collect me and all my bits to transport to the venue, and there were already people there setting up when we arrived. The weather wasn’t too bad at this point, it was slightly spitting with rain, but not too long after it started absolutely pouring it down. I think this might have managed to put people off a little! I had a steady stream of people attending, and the stalls that were there were great. I had a general craft stall, a jewellery stall, a baby accessories stall, and a card stall. I also had a face painter in attendance. And then there was my bake stall with lots of goodies! It seemed to be the cupcakes that went down the best though. I also had a teddy tombola. Everybody loves a tombola, so this was great for people and everyone had a go. It was especially manic here nearing the end! 

All in all, including donations from stalls and raffle ticket sales online and offline, we raised £172.23, which I am very pleased with for my very first fundraising event! 

Now on to planning the next one…

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