RNLI Fundraising Day
I just had to tell everyone about our Brighton Bead Shop Silver Jubilee RNLI Fundraising Day.
(For people outside the UK, jsut incase you've not heard of them, RNLI stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institution).
On Saturday 5th March we held a big fundraising day at The Brighton Bead Shop. We held a whole host of in-store activities including a children’s treasure hunt, face painting, and a ‘guess how many beads in the jar’ competition. All donations for the activities plus 25% of the day’s takings will go towards our target.
At the beginning of this year we ran a competition for someone to come up with a design for a large commemorative plaque to celebrate our 25 years of beading bliss. Vanessa Brooks-Fisher was our very worthy winner. Midday saw the grand unveiling, performed by Brighton celebrities, Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket. The pair arrived for the ceremony resplendent in fabulous, over the top silver outfits. Two lifeboat crew members, who gave up their morning to come to the event and be photographed by the press also, very kindly, joined them. A great day was had by all and it gave a huge boost to our fundraising. Please take a look at the story and the great photos of Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket with the crew! http://www.beadbarmy.com/2011/03/a-very-big-thank-you-from-the-brighton-bead-shop/
This is by no means the end of it though. All through 2011 we will be running various fundraising events and activities to help us reach our target.
For a look at what we're up to, please visit our fundraising page www.virginmoneygiving.com/BeadsUnlimited25.
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