As a team we’ve been raising money for a local charity, Keech Cottage Hospice, for the past year. Our Christmas fundraising idea was to open up the entrance of our offices to the public on the day that our town’s Christmas lights were switched on to help raise some more funds. We made cakes, painted faces, sold mulled wine and more. For those of you familiar with our entrance, it’s quite a large, empty space.
We got creative. The whole entrance was decked out as a winter wonderland to attract passersby, with the designers and creative team producing some amazing cut-out creatures, including deer, bunnies, birds, foxes and owls. A snow filled forest scene was printed on the back wall and adorned with hanging snowballs, stars, enormous Christmas gift tags showing the logos of each company in the building hung in the front windows, and it was all topped off by being lit up by fairy lights after dark. It was a sight to behold!
Imagine our delight when we found out we’d caught the eyes of Ampthill Chamber of Trade and Commerce! They popped in with a certificate telling us that we’d won the Ampthill Christmas Window Competition for a stunning design skilfully executed.
What a great positive way to end 2011, and wonderful start to 2012!