The team at The Country House Gift Company are not content to just run an award winning card and gift shop but we are also passionate about supporting local charities and good causes. In July we organised an Open Garden event at the shop owner’s home and raised a considerable £590 for the local charity Help the Child. Help The Child assists children living in Somerset, who may have a range of disability, such as physical or learning difficulties or sensory impairment. They purchase specialised equipment and toys that help them maximise their full potential, such as trikes, buggies, supportive seating and multi sensory equipment. The charity is run by volunteers and with virtually no overheads, all monies raised go directly to helping the children.
Owner Elaine, says “The local community is really important to us personally and to the business, and we regularly get involved in supporting local events and charities on our doorstep. We were delighted to raise such an amount for Help the Child, considering that we had chosen a very wet day to hold our event!”
Next on the fundraising calendar, we are holding a fun Boofle Day on 22nd August in aid of CLIC Sargent. For those who don’t yet know, Boofle is a friendly soft toy character. On the day there will be a life size Boofle in the shop to meet customers (AKA Elaine, the shop owner, dressed up as a big Boofle) and customers will also be able to enter a raffle to win a giant Boofle. The proceeds from the day and its run up will be donated to CLIC Sargent. Raffle tickets will be available in the shop during the month until the 22nd Aug.