Posted on 22.01.12 by A_Gibb
If you are planning any renovations this year a really good way to prepare is a thorough de-cluttering….it is such a practical start to any project. With this in mind, a few of us Gullane girls are planning a ‘posh jumble sale’. We have asked all our friends to have a really good clear out and donate decent stuff that they have personally had enough of to what has become known as our Treasure Trove day in aid of the Teapot Trust.
This is a charity started by a local Family, the Youngs, in memory of their late daughter, Verity, who they tragically lost to lupus and cancer at the age of just eight. Verity endured long stays in hospital. The treatment she received she found almost unbearable but art therapy was something she found hugely helpful, as were the tea parties that her family shared with her to encourage her to eat and drink through the worst of the treatments.
The Teapot Trust is already providing art therapists in children’s wards in Glasgow and Edinburgh. If anyone would like to donate to the Teapot Trust it is so easy online, just go to the website www.teapot-trust.org There is a live link to the website on the right hand column.
Verity’s Mum, Laura, is great at household tips, but like me, struggles with actually carrying them out…
I am afraid we would both rather get together for a cup of tea than do too much housework! Knowing this about us, I was inspired by her tip of ‘buddying up’ for clear outs – get together with a friend and clear out your wardrobe/office/kitchen one day or evening, then next time her house….do something boring and useful, whilst having a catch up!
If anyone can donate clothes or accessories to our ‘Treasure Trove Day’, please get in touch with Her Indoors.