Greeting to all from the BECCMARK team. Hope this newsletter finds you all well and enjoying, what has been so far, a glorious summer.
The summer months are just as busy as the Christmas months for us as we take our stalls to various summer fates to promote BECCMARK and what we do.
One of our stalls is with us every month. The tombola stall has donations from the stall holders at the fair every month, and is looked after by The Academy in Bourne End.The money raised goes to the chosen charity of the month. These charities are generally local ones or national ones but aimed at local branches. Some of the charities who have received monies raised are Orla’s Own Steps, Bourne End Day Centre, MS Society, Headway South Bucks And Riding for the Disabled Association. Since BECCMARK started it has raised well £2500 to £3000. This is, I think, an amazing amount since we are a small fair – although we are growing at a quick pace. If you have a charity that is special to you and you would like to see some money raised for it, please email Rosie O’Hagan at the address below. Or pop in and see us at the next fair.
Another of our stall holders, and I have got to say here that she is a great friend of mine, is Karen M’Nicol. Karen and I have known each other for near on thirty years know. Our children grew up together. We share a stall and she sells mostly items to do with paper. K’s Crafty Products started out as a simple hobby 3 years ago. Up-cycling items at home purely for fun and enjoyment. It has now developed into a small craft business making lots of pretty home items.
These include decoupaged picture frames, boxes, bangles and many other items which are decorated with cut out paper and glued to the item. The paper can be cut from many paper designs, including magazines, decoupage paper, napkins or wrapping paper. Karen prefers to use magazines and spends hours looking for contrasting colours and themes for certain items.
Recently she had also made fairy jars and doors to bring a little magic into customers homes.
Karen has also started doing origami flowers arrangements which have become very popular. These can be made to order in the colours of your choice, as can all the other items she makes.
Karen will be at the next fair in August, but if you wish to contact her her details are as follows:- email email@example.com
Well the next time I will be talking to you we will being looking forward to Autumn and all it has to offer. In the meantime I wish you all well and hope you enjoy the later part of Summer.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS:- at The Bourne End Library
August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th
Wooburn Fete on The Green from 12 – 4pm
BECCMARK April Newsletter from Alison Smith
By the time you are reading this, we will have changed the clocks and the evenings will be lighter, spring flowers are making a welcome appearance and I’ve just spotted a large bumble bee and colourful butterfly in my garden Read more…
Weather permitting, you can visit a craft fair & have an excellent pub lunch all at the same venue.
The Falcon in Watery Lane will be hosting this event on 4th June from 11am. If you would like to book a table then call 01628 522752 for more details.
The 3rd Annual Bourne End Junior Craft Show is on Saturday 3rd October & is the brainchild of Sue & Amy Croall which started with crafts classes in Bourne End library during October 2012.
Amy, who loves to enter arts & crafts competitions realised along with her Mum Sue, that there was a need for regular classes & a competition, so after speaking with Inca at the Library, the organising began. The Bourne End Horticultural show generously offered their “Penny Walsh Cup” which is presented to the Judge’s Favourite entry each year. Read more…
Lovely day out at Henley Show, organised by the Henley & District Agricultural Association, a charity dedicated to promoting and improving agriculture, horticulture and the breeding and rearing of livestock.
The weather was good & the variety of stalls were impressive with gardening stalls, crafts, agricultural machinery, clothing, food & fun fair & I even spotted stands for a local solicitor & estate agents. At regular intervals you are able to watch displays including birds of prey, dog competitions & a sheep shearing demonstration. Read more…
I have just spent 2 & a half hours looking for activities & entertainment for you & then adding them to the Events Calendar, but there is still lots more to add.
We have quite a variety of great things to do & see around here – sheepdog trials, boat festival, Falcon Beer Festival, Pennfest, car boots, concerts, loads of Farmers’ Markets, Karaoke, Dog Shows, Classic Car Shows, live music, Art & Craft Shows…in fact this should keep you very busy over the next few weeks. Read more…