Sunday, March 18, 2012

Epic Saturday..

The eldest daughter decided a couple of weeks ago that she would like to raise some money for 'The World's Greatest Shave' to support the Leukaemia Foundation. Not brave enough to shave her silky tween locks off, she chose to colour her hair instead, as well as run a small biscuit stall.

With life predictably busy, preparations were not surprisingly left until the very last minute. Even the documentation, receipt book and signage arrived in the mail the day before her event! Talk about cutting it fine!

The following morning, the oven was put into gear - cranking out several trays of homemade treats, some which were iced and decorated. The younger two became involved (and were a huge help!) by churning out  a few homemade signs to decorate the stand.

The weather had been rainy all week and we were not sure if it would hold out for her to raise a few dollars. We packed the car anyway and headed down to Oma's neck of the woods where a street fair was running over the weekend which was a perfect location for the stall..


Thankfully the rain did hold off..

..and we even managed to catch a glimpse of the street parade..


The youngest was hijacked by Oma and taken to the climbing wall where her wits and strength were put to the test...


After a good few hours on the stall, the crowd was starting to thin and most of the baked goods had sold out. We packed up the car and headed back to Oma's place to relax for a while and hang out with the younger cousins for the afternoon...


 while Oma prepared a delicious roast beef dinner. She's so good to us!


Then it was back to the scene of the fair to see the fireworks. A first for the youngest, her delight was infectious..


The eldest managed to reach her goal (which was to raise $100) for the foundation. The biscuit stall brought in close to $43, while donations and sponsorship were about $110.

For more information visit:  The World's Greates Shave

12 comments:

  1. Well done with your efforts. xxoo

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  2. I love hearing stories of young kids doing something community orientated like this!

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  3. That's great. I agree with Deanne that I love hearing about kids wanting to do good for the community or charity.

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  4. A credit to you Christine. That's wonderful that one, she wanted to do this, and two she got out there and did it... Good on her.
    Lovely to have so many of your family members all in the one area, it's wonderful being able to share meals like that... followed by a firework or too, doesn't get any better :-)

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  5. Sounds like a beautiful day, what a clever bunch on girls, well done on the baking sales. Lindy did well losing her locks, very brave. Thanks for the little present left on the gate, now I'm looking at all the summer vegies wondering which one needs to go to make room.

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    1. Oh, good, you got it! I still have a couple of half punnets to plant..must get on to it! What lovely weather you had for going away. :)

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  6. That's awesome! My Sky is what I call a "cause girl" and bakes for donations as well--such a cool thing!

    Kudos to your girl!

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  7. Well done on the fundraising. It is a great thing to support your kids to do something for others.

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  8. What a fabulous day! I'm glad you took photos, Chris, because it was definitely too special not to have a record of! :)

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  9. What a wonderful girl she is...you must be one proud Mum! Great photos...looks like such a fun weekend!

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  10. What a lovely thing to do.
    These posts on your little community fairs etc. always make me look more closely at my own area. Sometimes there are things like this on, but I haven't bothered to look.
    Lovely post.

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  11. Thanks all for your kind words. It was all her idea and I admit I was feeling slightly unmotivated the morning of the stall..not having anything to sell and such! It was a good day out though and I'm really glad we got cracking and pulled it off. A nice achievement for her. :)

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