Everyone needs a hero sometimes and I have two Friday heroes in Steven at our printers, Callprint Edinburgh and Sue in Dunbar. Let’s start with Steven – I had an invite that needed amending and it was very difficult to do to match fonts etc – doesn’t sound like much but it was the fact he really tried to help and I said not to worry about it and I would manage. He came back to me 30mins later to say he had done it! He and Colin at Callprint Edinburgh are a fantastic team and really help us with design and printing – be hard to do all we do without them.
Then Sue messaged me to say she had achieved a staggering amount of support for our Opening of Retreat and the following open days with biscuits and coffee.
They both really made my day with their kindness and going the extra mile to help me. And with the sun shining too it is a fabulous Friday! Busy too (there’s a surprise).
Ian and I have spent several hours working on our Donor Recognition Windows – contacting supporters, adding to the list, making sure names are right. There is a long way to go but we have made a cracking start.
I have been selling again – my sales allow me to buy items for the office so today I am delivering a couple of things I have sold, before delivering collecting cans to a business who is doing a collection for us next week, and that is before I go out for lunch with some of my team. After that I am meeting three Young Ambassadors to get them started on a project for their main event this year – the Young Ambassadors Afternoon Tea (sounds like something you should have Ferrero Rocher chocolates at, doesn’t it?). We are busy working on it already even though the event isn’t until November – I want the YA’s to understand just how much work goes into any event and especially our events. Small groups of YA’s will work on different aspects of the event and this group are working with me and Ambassador Rosie on the general organisation of the event. We shall soon be selling tickets = watch this space!
After dinner I plan a couple of hours of work on the computer to update the donor list then it is time to put feet up and read some magazines.
I have loved this week and am looking forward to a cracking weekend – got a Mindfulness workshop for our YA’s on Sunday and will be paying lots of attention myself!