Moving on from my last post, many of you know that my class year always ends with an Open Day.
This year it will be held on the 3rd of April in Alloway Village Hall, Ayr - just opposite Robert Burn's cottage.
This year, being my final year, the exhibition part will be reflective of classes done over the last 12 years.
Each year, we have a Bring and Buy stall - "stuff", related to sewing or knitting etc is donated and we sell it on. We also have teas & coffees with yummy home baking. All in all, we manage to raise quite a bit of money for a chosen charity. Let me tell you about this year's choice.
Beth is a cheeky 3 year old from Ayr. She was born with the rare genetic condition Neurofibromatosis. In November 2015 she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. As a result she has endured multiple surgeries and is currently undergoing a year of chemotherapy at Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Children (the New Yorkhill).
We could use all the usual cliches to describe her as brave or a wee fighter but they don't begin to do justice to how well she has coped with and adapted to such a massive change in her life. The tumour and surgery have left her with a significant left sided weakness which has had a huge impact on her day to day life.Beth is a little friend of my Grandaughter Ava so her story is a personal one for my family.
All funds raised will actually go to Yorkhill Children's hosptital in Glasgow.
As I prepare for our Open Day I thought maybe a Lucky Dip would be a fun addition and as I wrapped a few small items today, it occurred to me that fat 1/4s would be a useful and welcome dip item and then I thought maybe some of my blog readers might feel inclined to donate a fat 1/4 to the cause?
Should this be you, then please email me - sheiladonnachieatbtinternetdotcom and I shall let you have my postal address.
I thank you in advance should you wish to do this.
Meanwhile here is a link to Beth's fundraising page where you can read more about the campaign.
Many many thanks for reading this.