Posted on November 07 2018
When we started planning how to celebrate 10 years of Beaumont Organic we could not have dreamed of how much it would achieve!
To mark such a special milestone, the team set an ambitious target to raise funds for The Loloma Foundation in Fiji. The charity has been close to our director Hannah's heart for many years after visiting the islands in 2002.
We are so proud to announce we exceeded our target; raising an amazing $5200.00 (£3,958)!
After speaking to The Loloma Foundation, we have learnt that the total raised will go directly to a much needed new unit to store medical supplies and assist the doctors and charity volunteers in their special work.
We couldn't have got here without the generous donations of friends and local businesses, our loyal customers and the people of Manchester supporting the event by buying special products like our limited edition Fiji Shopper Bag online, raffle tickets, entering our lucky dip and donating directly to our JustGiving page.
All of the wonderful food enjoyed on the night was made by our very own Designer, Erica and washed down by complimentary bubbles on arrival, followed by premium beer from Camden Brewery who kindly supported the event!
A great part of the evening was generated by our fantastic team of demonstrators;
• Sam from Pretty Little Knots Co. created macrame which was raffled off on the night
• Joyce from Artsynibs customised our signature candles
• Suzanna James knitted crochet and donated a hat in our raffle
• Francesca Sophia created origami affirmations (asking our guests to write happy mantras or dreams on a square of paper and watch it be transformed into an origami flower or bird!).
All purchases from our AW18 collection sold on the night were also donated to the charity, so guests were not only able to enjoy 30% off but know that their money would be going to a very good cause.
We also produced a few limited edition items for our birthday including an Organic Cotton Shopper - with a design inspired by the foliage of the Fijian islands. Each bag was screen printed by hand by Alex Sylt of Crooked Cartoon, who generously donated his time to the project.
Our fabulous raffle and lucky dip had a treasure trove of prizes - all donated by local businesses in Manchester and family and friends!