Report by Karen Richards
Monday, June 11, 2012
A DISAPPOINTING turnout did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of Clevedon businesswomen who are raising funds to beat breast cancer.
Organisers of a table-top sale held at the Triangle Club at the weekend blamed the sunny weather for keeping customers away from stalls packed full of make-up, candles, glassware and craft items.
Advanced sales leader for Avon, Nicola Cummings, said she advertised the event by distributing a raffle around town centre shops and putting up posters, as well as putting a signpost in last week’s Times.
She said: “We were very disappointed as this is the second time this has happened and I feel sorry for the people who paid for a table.
“I came up with the idea because Avon does a lot for breast cancer charities and I have two school friends who have been struck down by the disease this year.
“And it’s nice for mums who set up their own businesses to get their products noticed.”
She said the £194 raised was better than nothing and it will not put her off organising future events.