Posted Tuesday, May 3 2011 by Deans Shortbread Categories: Blog

Yesterday we had our car boot fund raiser by taking a stand at the car boot sale that runs every year on the May day holiday Monday, right here in Huntly the home of Dean’s.

We were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day and a good pitch, close to where people were coming into the sale. The day started briskly and by 10am we had already taken over £300! By noon we were somewhere around the £700 mark!! But the icing on the cake was when we did our final numbers at around 3pm and found that we had raised an earth shattering £1,594!!! We are all totally blown away by this and can only thank all those who came along and bought all our stock (literally ALL as we were sold out!).

We started out on this adventure to raise £2,000 for Marie Curie but with three months to go we are already at and beyond this, currently having collected £2,453.50!

For now we will bask in the glory of breaking our target so soon but we will not be resting on our laurels as we will revise the target and continue our efforts to raise all we can before we embark on the mountain challenge itself, at the end on July. Watch this space, more to come soon.

Sandra Rough, Liz Logie, Les McArthur, Jeff Elsdon & Amanda Gray

Finally I just want to thank the team who worked so hard today to achieve this amazing result, they are Liz Logie, Sandra Rough, Amanda Gray, Jeff Elsdon and Yvonne Swarbrigg. Liz, Sandra and Amanda all worked tirelessly at the stall ensuring customers were attended to quickly and with a smile, whilst Jeff made numerous trips with stock for the stand ensuring they didn’t run out (well at least until everything was sold out that is) and Yvonne as always provided support and advice for people as well collecting cash from the team at intervals throughout the day and totalling it up when all was done. My final thank you goes to Dean’s who generously donated the product for the sale on a 100% to Marie Curie basis………. outstanding.

Sandra Rough, Liz Logie and Amanda Gray

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