26 November 2012
Our Christmas Fair on Saturday 26 November was a huge success raising over £2,000 for our bursary fund which provides fee support for families on lower incomes.
As the first Fair at our new home, there was a steep learning curve and many hours spent deciding where to put everything, how to guide people through the building and what to do about shoes! We knew within minutes of opening the doors that it was going to be a busy day, but we were knocked out by the sheer volume of people and warm waves of support from everyone who attended. Our dedicated cafe crew worked tirelessly all day serving delicious salads, bakes, pizzas, soups and cakes, taking over £1,000 alone.
Our craft and traditional toys stall was brimming over and as hugely popular as ever. The exquisite hand crafted toys, gifts, decorations and window pictures made by our parents and staff, elicited a constant stream of admiration and appreciation, and proved our best sellers. Keep an eye out for the gorgeous screen printed Cardiff Steiner shopping bags made by parent Nuria Munoz at our next Fair, the limited print run was snapped up this time.
The children had a wonderful time and were busy all day making gnome gardens, bird decorations and candles inside, before dashing outside to fit in forest craft with our Forest School Leader, Gareth Lewis. Our older children did a roaring trade in hot doughnuts in the garden and helped out on stalls and raffle ticket selling throughout the day.
The Grotto provided a constant source of delight and awe for the younger (and older children!) who seem to have an insatiable love of the trinkets and pocket money gifts inside. While a queue of people lined up for their annual wardrobe stock up on Cath Mace’s eagerly aniticipated and fabulous second hand clothes stall, our beautiful home-made jams, fudge and christmas cakes had mouths watering all day.
All proceeds from the Fair support our Bursary Fund for families on lower incomes. Steiner education works for all children irrespective of academic ability, class, ethnicity or faith, and we are committed to social inclusivity. Our bursary fund is a vital part of that. With your support we can work to ensure that no child is denied a place for financial reasons alone. Just £2 a month can provide a steady and reliable income for our Bursary Fund and help everyone enjoy Steiner education at the Centre. If you are able to make a regular donation please consider setting up a standing order now – it’s quick, easy and secure. Just download the form, fill it in and return it to the Centre. Thank you.