It was a bit of a last-minute decision to hold the coffee morning at Lighthouse to help raise funds for the cancer support charity, which is why there was nothing about it in the last newsletter (although I did manage to send round an email about it). And, having made the decision, we found that only one date was available when all the right people could help, 20th September.
So, on a very wet Wednesday morning, Lighthouse held its first Macmillan Coffee Morning. As well as giving away tea, coffee and slices of cake, there were also several home-made cakes, made by the volunteers, that people could have. All we asked was that they put something in the Macmillan collecting box, and they did. Our very generous customers donated over £200 which has been passed on to Macmillan, thank you all very much. Not bad for two hours work, plus a lot of preparation by Penny, Kelsie and the volunteers beforehand.
The “C” word – Part 2!
Penny has finally had to admit that Christmas is coming and so is pricing up the Christmas stock, especially the cards, ready to put out. She plans to start putting the stock on the shelves towards the end of September, so by early October, most of it will be on sale.
If you want to be able to choose your cards from our wide range, you’ll need to try and do your shopping early, as they sell quite quickly and by December there won’t be quite the same choice. Our plan is to try to sell the last cards on Christmas Eve, so we don’t have to carry any stock over to next year, and we often get very close to our target!
Penny has ordered in a variety of Advent Calendars, including one line with chocolate in the windows – always very popular. And don’t forget that we have a wide range of other items ideal as Christmas presents, from stocking fillers for children to something a bit more substantial for your loved ones.
Nearly all our Christmas stock carries something to remind us that Christmas is not just a time for parties and presents, but to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, when he came to dwell amongst us.