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Diary of a Fundraiser...

Gawd...I feel like a criminal today!
I work for a newly established charity, and we are holding a Craft & Food Fair tomorrow in the local town. The response has been amazing, and we have had to turn many would be stall holders away (sadly). Might hold another one nearer to Christmas to give them all a chance.

Anyway I digress....

"Take these flyers into town Salle, and distribute them will you"

"OK" says I, thinking it would be an easy task. First thing this morning I get a telling off from the car park owner who said "don't go thinking you can put those on any of the cars in here". Well I wasn't actually...but apparently that's a terrible thing to do..litter...touching other people's property etc.

Therefore, I positioned myself outside the local shopping mall and was merrily handing them out when I was moved on by the security guardShocked

Posted at 19th Nov 2010 - 04:49PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Diary of a Fundraiser... Comments: 5

Fennie's Avatar Oh you poor thing! But thank you because you have just reminded me, bear of little brain that I am, that I too have to be delivering leaflets on the street corner tomorrow morning. "Hallo, Madam, would you like a leaflet? It's the new play. At the theatre. Alan Ayckbourn's 'Confusions' Etc. In the cold and rain. Luckily here we don't have security guards and the police are relaxed. All part of the Big Society I suppose. Drama provided free (well - ish) for the community. But it's a thankless task (handing out leaflets) and I think you are very brave doing it on your own.

Posted by: Fennie on 19th Nov 2010 at 05:31PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Yes, Fennie will have me and Jim for back up. I hate it. But it has to be done. We are short of volunteers . . . . .

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 19th Nov 2010 at 06:20PM

Milla's Avatar Move along please madam. Looks like you're loitering. Do not stop. Do not pass Go. Instant criminals in the making, all of us. Rotten. Puts you off trying to do a good thing. Don't let the b****rs get you down!!

Posted by: Milla on 19th Nov 2010 at 07:59PM

Frances's Avatar Salle, that is really annoying. Shopping malls being privately-owned locations are somehow devoted to keeping the soul from their atmosphere. Canned music, just fine.

Let's see, any chance of giving out the leaflets near a local train station? Or perhaps just on a sidewalk near the location of the fair?

I so hope that your fair will be a success, raising lots of money for the charity.


Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2010 at 11:43PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Ooooo I bet that made you feel a bit miserable. . . Especially as you were doing it for all the right reasons.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Nov 2010 at 11:10AM

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