Saturday 2nd April 2011 started with horrendous winds and bitterly cold, but after all of the hard work which had been put into this event by the lovely Dereth, we were determined to make the most of the weather.
We arrived on site at Haywood Engineering College, found out where our stall was to be situated and set up our gazebo – that was a challenge in itself!! Have you ever tried to set up a gazebo when the wind is blowing it in ten different directions? It was definitely interesting, to say the least.
We set out our tables and display stands then filled them with our stock, moved things, added more and took some away, did some re-arranging and then we were happy. And of course, we hung our banner from the back of the gazebo so people knew who we were. Lovely.
There was quite a selection of stalls at this event including ourselves representing Cards And Candles For All Occasions and Badger’s Woodcrafts, jewellery and hair accessories from Pawprints Of Staffordshire and Adorn Jewellery, Kumon, Noah’s Ark Pet Shop, Woofs ‘n’ Whiskers, a lady selling lovely preserves who became known as the “Frogs In A Blender lady” (see photographs!!), a representative from Burslem Park and of course the Cinnamon Trust as well as the PTFA barbecue and raffle, and lots more.
This event was organised to provide fundraising opportunities for the Haywood Engineering College PTFA and also the Cinnamon Trust, both of which are very worthwhile causes which heavily rely on fundraising and donations. The Cinnamon Trust are not widely known in the Staffordshire area and as such they need more people to be made aware of who they are and what they do, they are a national company so we would urge you to read about who they are and what they do on their website at www.cinnamon.org.uk and help where you can.
After lunch the wind eased off and we even managed some sunshine, it was quite a pleasant afternoon weather wise and the event went really well, there were lots of people around, everyone was chatting and enjoying themselves and some were doing a spot of shopping around the stalls. As always this was a really enjoyable day.
As this was a dog show event we couldn’t write our review without including some photographs of the perfectly pampered pooches… aren’t they adorable!!!
As we had forgotten to take our camera with us, we asked the photographer if we could copy some of his which he kindly agreed to, so thank you Matt!! You can see Matt Burke’s review of the event and more photographs by visiting http://mytunstall.co.uk/
We would like to thank everyone for their hard work in making this day a success, Dereth for the excellent organisation and hard work which went into making it all happen and of course the public and dog owners who visited and enjoyed the day.
Here’s to many more events like this!!
Laura and Gordon xx