Jan will cook up a storm so that you don't need to bring lunch. Tea, coffee, squash will be provided too, for your liquid refreshment. I suspect that cake will be involved.
The idea is that if you can come, you tip up with something crafty to do, and while Jan cooks, I run around like a Drama Queen looking busy, you do the crafty thing and chat. Chat with your neighbour, chat with me, chat with Jan, chat with fellow Deskers. Find out their real names. See that they have legs and don't just sit at computers and craft stations.
Here's some large print:-
- It is a closed event, which means we need to know in advance that you intend to come. We don't charge a deposit and remain flexible if at the last minute you encounter a hurdle of course, but for hall hire insurance purposes (and catering too,) we have to have numbers.
- We make a charge per person that covers hall hire and lunch. Many of you will bring a driver and we're happy for them to have lunch too, but have to charge for it; we'll ask for half of the day cost. We don't intend to make a profit, but if there is one, it goes toward the chosen charity.
- We offer a raffle, donations of prizes are welcome. Profits from the raffle go to the chosen charity too.
- There will be a table top for selling stuff...managed and policed by each other. If you'd like to sell anything, mark it with your name and price so that each of us knows who we need to pay!
- We also have a link to the Salisbury Women's Refuge and will gratefully take donations of toiletries. BOGOF deals etc, unwanted gifts (surely not!). Some women really do leave their homes without so much as a toothbrush and a bar of soap to their name.
This year's charity is HMSA.
That's the Hypermobility Syndrome Association. Chosen to support our Zoe who has HS and has been supported by HMSA, and is crafting to raise funds for them throughout 2015. Check out her giving page HERE, and Zoe blogs HERE. You'll know her from WOYWW as the gal who can get Copics to work like no other colourer.
Now all that remains to do is to let me know that you're coming please. And the easiest way to do that is to leave a comment here! It will be a pleasure to see you. And make you a cuppa.