Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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November 18, 2015

Christmas Charity Day

We held our fourth annual Christmas Charity Day on the Gold Coast on November 7th.  It was our most successful fundraiser to date.

We had 26 ladies attend.  Along with our raffle with prizes donated by Stampin' Up! we had a Christmas Card Competition and a name tag competition.

It's a fantastic day for a good cause:  we raise money to fund our Footprint Cards programme at the Gold Coast University Hospital and now....John Flynn Hospital.

The space...  Genesis at Carrara allows us to use their space for FREE!

The goodie bags...everyone received a bag containing their kit.

The raffle... we were well supplied with prizes donated by Stampin' Up! 

The food.....

Nanna Marg.... runs the kitchen.  It's not just the food she's the smiling face and warm hugs that she gives.  Here she is with Blake, who now wants to be known as Poppa Blake.

The team...  Couldn't do it without these lovely people who pitch in and help in all sorts of ways, before, during and after.

The customers... four tables of keen crafters! (Sorry Peta - caught you napping!)

Previously with a similar number of people we have raised around $500.  This year we broke a record!

Part of each person's cost for the day is the catering budget.  Genesis and Nanna Marg donate that back to us! Thank you, thank you!

Combined totals of raffle, donations, Christmas Card Competition and the Genesis donation reached $741!

This will be used to continue supplying Footprint Cards at Gold Coast University Hospital and John Flynn Hospital.  We are also planning to create some kits for John Flynn to use in the rehabilitation of patients.  And maybe some kits for the children's wards to use also.

And we have a box ready already:  this set of Footprint Cards was made throughout the year and we have this box ready to go.  I will be delivering it to John Flynn Hospital tomorrow.

Stay tuned - we will be having some free workshops next year to prepare these kits and make more Footprint Cards.

Thanks to everyone who attended, helped and contributed from afar! 

Thanks for stopping by!


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