Friday, 23 March 2012

Jacqueline's Success is on the Cards

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Wakefield House's regular contributor Jacqueline Bunnett has again been out raising funds for the Torbay Animals in Distress charity with her Thoughtful Paws Hand Made Cards and Gifts stall. The total raised so far from 3 events is over £70.

This month she's attended the charity family fun day held at Swindon Restore, as well as selling her cards at Wakefield House.

Reporting on her sale at Restore Jacqueline said:

This was an outside event which at the time of booking I was unaware of but luckily the weather was lovely and sunny. I held a tombola to win a plush soft toy if they found the lucky ticket or some sweets if they found a 0 or 5. This helped to draw the people to the stand. I received an enquiry with regards to a Hamish Patchwork Cushion .  Mother’s day cards were the best sellers.

At Wakefield House last Friday, Jacqueline concentrated her efforts on card sales. She takes up the story:

This was originally only to sell Mother’s Day and Easter Cards but I took a selection of General cards. I was shocked at the uptake of the cards and most of the general cards had been sold.  By 9am I had raised £20 so I took the decision to phone my husband who was at home and ask him to drop off my other cards. After informing the staff in the office by email of this new range I was able to raise a further £12.50

It sounds like Jacqueline's going to have a busy time making cards to replace her stock for her next  event! This will be the Shaw Ridge School Table Top Sale on 31st March - fingers crossed your running total tops the £100 mark after this one, Jacqueline.


  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive23 March 2012 at 10:27

    I hope it wasn't too chilly out there Jacqueline.

  2. Jacqueline Bunnett27 March 2012 at 04:13

    It was lovely a sunny all day which helped to bring the crowds in. It was a really good day and The best to date with regards to fundraising.