The coffee morning at Chebsey, Staffordshire yesterday was a great success, not only for me as I sold several books, but also for the other stall holders. For such a small village event there was an amazing turn-out and we were steadily busy all morning. I’m sure a very satisfying sum was raised for this good cause. Unfortunately I forgot to take either my camera or my mobile phone so, alas, no pictures!
We have only been in attendance at three events this year. The first, on Friday 6th September was a fund raising Fashion Show held by The Friends of the Donna Louise Trust where I was invited to have a stall alongside others selling accessories, jewelery and other items.
The second event was the Wellington Literary Festival, in Wellington, Shropshire, which we also attended in 2012. This year the 5th October was a dedicated children’s literature day. It was held in the local, very vibrant, Library and it was a pleasure to be there and talk to the children who came by the stall.
The final event of the year was a stall at the Woodseaves Christmas Fayre held on Sunday 8th December. Woodseaves is a small village near my home and the event was very well supported by locals and people from further afield. I shared a stall with another children’s writer and a mutual friend of ours selling her home produce. As you can see from the attached photograph of my little corner we were rather cramped. However the stall holder next to us didn’t turn up so we were able to spread out more after this photo was taken.
All three events were very rewarding experiences and produced a number of sales of both my books, all helping to raise money for, and awareness of, The Donna Louise Trust.
To find out more about the Donna Louise Trust just click on the link in the General Interest catrgory in the sidebar.