I am not someone who often does things for charity. I will donate my time, or an item I have made, or buy something where money goes towards charity – but never have I pro-actively *done* anything. This is about to change. It has to, because now I have blogged about it I HAVE to do it, or the *whole* internet will judge me! 😛
You may or may not know that my mum has recently been very poorly, and a dear friend of mines mother recently passed away from the same horrible disease. I realise that I am very lucky, and feel a great urge to help those people who have helped our mums. I know there are LOTS of charities, and no one is more deserving than the other, but for the simple fact that it has directly affected me, my friend and I are going to be organising an online and ‘real life’ event to raise money for Dorset Cancer Care Centre. This is the unit at Poole hospital that helps so many people suffering with cancer, and I have seen first-hand how they could really use any money to help continue and better their services.
I have absolutely NO idea how to run any event, let alone a charity event – so any advice is welcomed! The plan so far is to have an online craft market of sorts, publicised on Facebook and anywhere else I can stick it, with auctions and sales being held on Ebay in the interest of fairness. Anything that does not sell on Ebay will then be taken to a physical event to be sold, hopefully with coffee and cake and raffles etc. Anything that has not sold after that (most unlikely!) will either be left with DCC for future events held by them, or returned to the donator (is that a word?!) whichever they choose.
If you would like to donate a craft item (you will of course be given credit and mentioned anywhere we put your work), some artwork, a card, something you have made, please get in touch by email – heartstitch(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk , here, or my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/heartstitching. I am not expecting any huge donations (but if you want to – great! yes please!) – every little helps 🙂
I have set up a facebook page for both the online craft fair and the ‘real life’ craft fair – http://www.facebook.com/craftstarsfordcc – please give it a ‘like’ even if you do not wish to donate – you may wish to buy something!
Thank you in advance 😀