Latest Chairman's Blog - Nigel Champion
I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you and well done to those members who gave up their time to help at the boot fair yesterday, it is very much appreciated.
Those who were there will be aware that the number of boots and visitors was considerably lower than we would normally expect to see; we believe that this is very likely due to a number of factors, including the fact that our advert didn't appear in the local paper and that our new advertising board, which was placed on the Matalan roundabout, "disappeared" within a day or so after it had been put up. We are also aware that there were other boot fairs on yesterday which may have impacted attendance levels as possibly would have the poor weather on Saturday. There are obviously aspects we need to learn from going forward.
The upshot is that the event didn't raise the amount of funds that we would normally see, however, the outturn was good considering the reduced attendance and will help us overall.
With best wishes,