- 10 Apr 2012
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- market harborough
I want to come clean and be honest with you.
This is just a pretty picture of a tool chest and tools to grab your attention, but what this post is really about is something dear to my heart, and something terrifying that will probably impact on all of our lives at some point in one way or another.
Nearly five years ago I had an Idea to have an open workshop charity day. This came about as I had accumulated a lot of surplus woodworking tools and materials over the years and thought it might be nice to use them to raise some money for charity. I looked around for a suitable charity, wanting something that I thought everyone would be happy to support, and decided on https://www.macmillan.org.uk.
The event, although small, was well supported, and we managed to raise just under £1,000. A few months after the event my father "Mick" was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and sadly passed away not long after. Thankfully we managed to keep dad at home right to the end, surrounded by his family, and this was made possible partly with the help of the Macmillan nurses. I have often heard it said that cancer will probably "touch" everyone in some way, but cancer doesn't "touch", it ruthlessly attacks us, and when your in a fight you need all the support you can get, and that's where Macmillan can help.
Its nearly 5 years since that first small charity event, and we have repeated it every year since, and every year it has grown a bit more, with support coming in from the woodworking community from all corners of the world. We feel humbled, and grateful for all your support in the past, and hope that this year we can once again raise money for this worthy cause.
This years event will be on the 8th of June, and thanks to the wonderful Jim Hendricks we have the details here https://youtu.be/gs-goPHSGyU
I hope to see many of you in June at the event, but even if you cannot attend on the day, I hope you will follow this event, and support us in any way you can.