So we held our Louisa Harding Charity Trunk Show event here last Wednesday and the whole thing was a HUGE SUCCESS! Yay! The event was for ticket holders only and raised £400 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and to support Louisa with her rough trek in Nepal.
Louisa giving a talk
All attendees received 15% off the Louisa Harding range throughout the day.
For those that don’t know, to help Louisa achieve her fundraising target she has designed a series of hats asking only for a donation to the cause. The patterns are called ‘Himalayan Hiking Hats’ and she aims to get a photograph of herself wearing each hat on the first 6 days of her trek with the 7th hat being knitted during the trip and photographed on the 7th day. The staff here at Stash and our regular customer have all been very excited for the last couple of weeks to meet the lovely Louisa, have a root in her stash, get help and advise from her, and all show off our Himalayan Hats!
Louisa and Donna with their ‘Himalayan Hiking Hats’
The day was full of cakes, knattering knitters, and book signing the atmosphere was great. There was a raffle held with two prizes where Louisa and Helen Probert drew out the winners. The winners were two lovely ladies who had even come to the event together! Julie McCoy from Handforth, Wimslow won a bag of Louisa Harding Amitola yarn with a signed copy of the Amitola pattern book and Hazel Illingworth from Cheadle, Cheshire won a bag of Louisa Harding Orielle yarn and a signed copy of the Orielle pattern book. All the prizes were kindly donated by Designer Yarns Limited.
Hazel Illingworth, Louisa Harding and Julie McCoy
The day was ended on a high with lots of full bellies, happy customers, and very busy staff! For more photographs of the event visit our website here.
or our Facebook page here.
For more information about Louisa Harding’s fundraising, patterns for her Himalayan Hats, and donating visit her website here –
For Louisa Harding yarns visit our website here and pattern books here.
Thank you to everybody that attended on the day and thank you to all who donated!