Jewels in the Crown…

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Over the last two weeks since our return we have held three jewellery sales to raise funds, have fun and let some guests do their Christmas shopping. I would like to say a big thank you to my good friend Sarah Jane for the use of her house and thanks too to her long suffering husband Steve.

Also my sister in law Elaine and husband Ray for their continued support, with a special mention to our niece Hannah who made and sold Christmas cards and donated 10% of her proceeds to us too. Last but not least my friend Lindsay who let me take over her shop to display our wares. If anyone would still like to see our jewellery and missed the sales, a small number of items are on display at LK Lily at 23 Beehive Lane, Ilford, or you can let me know directly what you are interested in.

Over the course of the three sales we raised approx £600 for ‘Helping Elsewhere’ – this alone will ensure the twenty children we supported last year to attend school will be able to continue to attend for a second year.

Looking into the new year we are hoping to set up an online shop where our exclusive lines can be seen and purchased via this website. We are also looking to hold a fashion show in the spring with some beautiful Indian cottons and silks at really great prices. And we are thinking of holding an art exhibition so watch this space for some interesting events coming up.

Finally on a personal note, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has given support to us over the past year. I had no idea when we started this project where it would go – it has been an amazingly rewarding journey and I know all our friends in Mandrem would like to join us in wishing everyone a ‘Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year’!

 

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