The Pines Stall 17 April 2014

Thursday 17 April was a very busy day for Pam and Lois. They arrived at 7.00 a.m., to set up and did not pack up and depart until twelve hours later. They were assisted by Eugenia, Ann and Mary-Ann, and by Pam’s grandchildren, Harvey and Chantelle who set up their own table where they made and sold the Rainbow Loom bracelets which are the current rage with school children. They had their own “till” and raised $185. Well done Harvey and Chantelle; we are proud of you both.

Eugenia Tselepi’s ongoing efforts are much appreciated as she has already run two highly successful events in her own home, each of which contributed around $5,000 to CIKA’s fund-raising. Details of these can be seen by clicking here and here.

As can be seen from the photographs, there was a huge variety of high-quality stock, much of which was produced and donated by CIKA’s loyal supporters. This included lovely hand-knitted jumpers and beanies made by a mother and daughter partnership; which, needless to say, sold very well. Other sell-out items were lovely little girls’ dresses and crocheted beautiful beanies produced by Lois and the quality hand towels and washers donated by a Bayswater company.

Kay Rawlinson, a long-time CIKA supporter from Rosebud provided a number of items for our stall, all of which sold very well.

Our friends Ann and Ron, whose granddaughter was treated at the RCH as a child, have made numerous journeys from Cranbourne to donate beautiful hand-made clowns and CIKA has recently been the beneficiary. This time they arrived with another two, together with a hand-made timber wishing well, which sold almost immediately for $60.

The Pines Shopping Centre donated a $200 voucher which, together with a cake beautifully decorated by Knoxfield cake specialist Special Treats by Carolyn, made up the first prize in the raffle.

Here is Harvey with books of raffle tickets and the elaborately decorated cake. A big thank you to Special Treats by Carolyn and to The Pines Shopping Centre as well as to Pam Phillips, Lois Staunton and everyone else who donated goods for sale. The day was a great success and raised over $3,000 for research.