Worthy causes: Salcombe Town Regatta & Hope Cove Lifeboat
Last week was twice as busy as usual with Anne and I supporting two local worthy causes. At both events, one of my latest images, Walking Back to Hope Cove, the featured image above, proved very popular.
Bank Holiday Monday, 5 August
On Monday, we were in Whitestrand, taking part in the Art Day of Salcombe Town Regatta, and had a very early start.
At 8am, the Regatta organisers were on top form, marshalling us to our respective spots and making sure everyone was safe, what with cars and vans delivering materials for sale.
We were selling my affordable art in support of Salcombe Regatta: cards and cushions, coasters and place mats, purses and pill boxes, and fine bone china mugs …
We lost count of the number of people who visited the stall, and bought something or took my business card.
The wind was a bit of a trial! We were glad of our stock of water botttles and that we were on the shaded side of the car park.
All in all, a fun day. We will be back next year …
Thursday 8 August
On Thursday, it was the turn of the Hope Cove Lifeboat.
This is another regular event for us and it’s always a joy to take part. The organising team, together with the staff of the Cottage Hotel couldn’t be more helpful.
We had our usual stall in the dining room of the Cottage Hotel, donated a prize for the raffle and sold our wares during their fundraising day, donating a percentage of our profits to the Lifeboat charity. In total, they raised a wonderful sum: £4,028.
Anne assures me I could have taken a better shot but, at least you can see, at closer range, the products now available (as well as our morning coffee pot), and she is smiling despite spending hours on her feet.
Our next outing: Tuesday 10 September
On Tuesday 10 September, we will be at Burton Farm for a coffee morning 10.30am-12.30pm in support of The Triangle Centre.
Can we support your charity?
Yes! We are keen to support local worthy causes.
Let us know when your event is, and I’ll check if that date is clear in our diary. Just contact me, and we will help as best we can.