So we were able to open our shops for our 50th year!
We were all glad to be back with our volunteer friends after a year’s enforced absence due to the pandemic.
The retail landscape has changed in that time as lockdown meant people often shopped on line when unable to go out. But despite hesitancy and shielding we were happy to see customers keen to choose their cards from the huge choice in our shops.
Through circumstances outside our control, trading time was cut by 7 weeks overall. The Hale library, where we used to have a 4 week shop, was demolished in November. We only had 2 weeks in Altrincham rather than 4, and the Curzon Cinema in Knutsford could only have us from Wednesdays to Saturdays, not the whole week.
We are now about to pay all our Charities the 100% of their sales. To that we are delighted to add a bonus each of £200, comprising £100 from the Wing Walk I did in September, and another £100 from our saved reserves, all to celebrate our 50th year!
Thank you all for your support.
My WingWalk on Friday was amazing!
Scary to start as the take off is bouncing over rough grass before you are airborne.
Then the feeling of being up on the wing unsupported before you remember you are tethered by straps.
The view is wonderful. Nothing like peering out of a little aircraft window. You see as a high flying bird sees. Clear to the horizon. Cattle, ploughed fields, crops, clouds, sheep, trees..
Another lady flying was doing it to raise money for her village hall, which had burnt down. A very much younger guy was doing it for a Food bank. All lovely people.
Would do it again!
My title for the Wing Walk is The Sky’s the Limit.
I hope with your support via this GoFundMe initiative I will achieve this. Any money raised will be divided between our Charities.Alternatively you can donate directly to Barclays Bank
Account name: Combined Charities Christmas Cards
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