Saturday, 1 October 2011

Jewellery Donated to the Acorn Centre Charity Auction

Yes it is your opportunity to bid on an item of my jewellery that I have recently donated to a fabulous charity auction and help a great cause.

I was very happy this week to donate an item of jewellery for a local charity auction to be held later this month. The charity auction is being held by the Acorn Centre (www.acorncentrenuneaton.co.uk) a small Nuneaton registered Charity which has been working for over 16 years offering a specialist pregnancy counselling service for women and men for issues relating to miscarriage and fertility problems. They also offer young people's counselling too to help with issues such as depression and anxiety etc.

The organisers are trying to get some interesting prizes together and thought it would be great if they could include some individual and unique pieces from local artists. So I have donated a custom made name on rice pendant to the auction.

Name on rice jewellery
The Acorn Centre is one of the only charities in the local area that offer the specialist pregnancy counselling support and all of their counsellors and administrators are volunteers. They really need more funds to enable them to keep helping people in the community so anything you could do to help would be much appreciated.

The auction is the charity's first major fundraising event and will be on Friday 21 October at the Rugby Club in Nuneaton (tickets are £3 and there's a live band on the night too.

Please join me in helping this charity by either donating a handmade item or you can come along on the night and make a bid for my necklace or one of the many unique gifts on offer.

Acorn Centre Nuneaton
For anybody who is ever given the opportunity to offer their handmade goods or services to help a charity such as this please do it. My personal experience from doing this has meant that I have already had mentions in various local newspapers, will have great product exposure on the night and I will have the satisfaction of helping a great cause.

Mick

7 comments:

  1. How lovely, sounds like a great cause too. Not sure if I have anything appropriate, but I have dropped them a line to see if I can help. Bit too far for me I'm afraid.

    Lynda

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  2. Many thanks for your help Lynda, I will be going along on the night so if you do manage to donate an item I will certainly be looking forward to bidding on it!

    Mick

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  3. Love those pendants, a touch of magic.

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  4. Thanks Caroline! Name on rice pendants are thought to be quite magical, it is said they will bring good luck and prosperity to the wearer...something we could all do with :)

    Mick

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  5. Just heard back today and donation accepted, they have chosen a custom bag so please do bid and win!
    The rice jewellery is gorgeous, didnt realise the luck and properity side to it too, must give that some thought, how soon will you need christmas orders?

    Lynda x

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  6. That is really good news and I will certainly be bidding for one of your custom made bags! Yes, in some cultures rice (rather than gold) is considered a symbol of wealth...it is also deeply symbolic of fertility! Any time for Christmas orders, they take me about 3 days to make.

    Really looking forward to bidding on your bag now and great exposure for you too!

    Mick

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