On 27th September, I hosted my first coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning.
Like so many people, I have friends and family who have been affected by cancer and I wanted to do my bit and help raise money for MacMillan to ensure that no one will have to face cancer alone.
Lots of friends and family attended the event and enjoyed a fabulous spread of cakes and yummy treats as well as good coffee made my lovely husband who acted as chief barista for the day.
As well as coffee and cake, ladies were able to enjoy pampering treatments and shopping, including jewellery of course! All stallholders donated a percentage of their proceeds to MacMillan.
Overall my event raised £120.00 for MacMillan. And as everyone knows,"every little helps".
WildeSister loves to get out and meet people everywhere but events in my community are my favourite. Here are a few that I'm doing in September.
On Sunday, 8th Sept, I'll be at the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton, Surrey doing my very first wedding fair and will be exhibiting a small but perfectly formed range of beautiful budget friendly bridal jewellery.
On Sunday, 22nd Sept, I've got a stall at the Epsom & Ewell Family Fun Day at the Hook Arena in Surrey. Last year was the first time the event was held and it was very well attended. This year should be even better and I'm really looking forward to it.
On Friday, 27th Sept, I'm participating in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning by hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support at my house. This will be my first coffee morning and I can't wait. There are lots of ladies interested - nothing like the word "cake" to get peoples attention. But not only is there cake, there will treatments and pampering and shopping - the perfect combination for a lovely morning and all for a great cause.
I recently took part in the The Children's Trust Christmas Fair
On the day of the fair, I woke up, looked out the window and, seeing torrential rain and howling wind, almost decided not to get out of bed. But I wrapped up warm, headed to the venue and set up shop in the marquee.
It was a very busy day but two customers stand out in my mind: A young girl, aged about 12, sitting in her wheelchair, was wheeled over to my stall by her carer so she could browse. She decided to buy some earrings for her mum. The payment took some time as she struggled to get her hand to work and get money out her purse but she worked hard and was so proud to pay for her purchase.
My other customer was a paediatric nurse who, aside from holding down her job in Kent, also volunteers at the centre in her spare time. After meeting this lovely lady with heart of gold, I felt a bit silly for moaning about something as trivial as the cold weather.
I was humbled to meet so many special people that work for and depend on The Childrens Trust and am pleased that I could contribute to this great cause.
Did my first pop-up shop at Nuffield Health in Cheam today. I had a very successful day with lots of sales and am pleased that I was able to donate 10% of my profit to the Macmillan charity fund.
Being next to the cake table was wonderful as I was within arms reach of the delicious goodies on display and took full advantage. A girl has to eat when she works!
As WildeSister is entirely my baby, I'm always keen to hear customer feedback on the collection and so far I'm hearing the price is "very reasonable" and the products are fresh. So this WildeSister is heading in the right direction.
Last Friday, I did a jewellery party and the lovely hostess decided to make a donation to A-T Children's Project (more details below) instead of taking advantage of free jewellery.
Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T, is a rare genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems, and a high rate of cancer. Organizations around the world are working to increase awareness, provide information to families, and work toward finding a cure.
One of the guest's friend personally knows a child who has been affected by this awful disease so making the donation to such a great cause felt really good.
Despite it being a late night, I left the party feeling very energised and thankful for my beautiful, healthy little boy fast asleep at home.
South-African born jewellery-loving wife and mom. Can be found living, laughing and sparkling in Auckland.