Independent cookshop, The Kitchen Range of West Wickham raised over £2,500 for the charity, Macmillan Cancer Support in the run-up to Christmas. Its fundraising events included one of its popular supper clubs (with chefs and staff donating their time) and a cake sale.
The shop also created a window where customers could make a donation and ‘guess the total value’ of the products on display. Suppliers generously donated a wide range of housewares, including Joseph Joseph’s Tritan Bin, Robert Welch Designs’ Signature Knife Block and a set of saucepans from Horwood. The customer who made the most accurate guess won the window’s contents.
Paul Geoghegan, owner of The Ktichen Range reports: “The value was £1,007.40 and someone guessed £1,007. It was a local teacher who was delighted and enjoyed dividing everything up between her family.”
Reflecting on the success of the fundraising initiative, Paul adds: “It was good for business – bringing people into the shop – and good for the charity, which strikes a chord for so many people.”
Top: The fundraising Christmas window at The Kitchen Range, West Wickham.