What could be better than a whole day of retail therapy in a nice warm hall, with a big choice of stalls to visit and a refreshment area serving delicious cakes and coffee?
Marshgate WI members in North Cornwall worked hard to set up their Treat Yourself Day, the brainchild of new President Liz Long, aiming to raise money for a good cause, but also to have a really enjoyable day. The hall was decked with colourful bunting and packed with stalls.
Headliner at the event was Cornwall’s well-known colour consultant Clare Greenwood, who was there to advise punters on how to achieve their best look, and arrived with her colourful display of fabric swatches and scarves.
Other attractions included jewellery, craft items, gorgeous silk scarves and gifts, woollen goods, preserves and beauty products, while Debbie from Wadebridge’s The Beauty Spot offered facials and a Tarot reader was there to tell ladies their fortunes.
A huge raffle was held, and many visitors took part in the tombola at the event, which was planned as a recruitment and profile-raising exercise for the WI, but also to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance, who sent a teddy bear as a raffle prize. The WI hopes to make a £250 donation to the Air Ambulance as a result of the raffle.