We are so excited to bring you the latest news of the outcome of the ‘Celebrate’ Book Project.
Charo Sparkes, Carole Saint and myself visited Coast Shelter to give them our CCPS donation. We
presented two cheques, one for $4000, the total profit (after book production costs) from book sales, the café donations and sale of our members’ beautiful pots. The second cheque, for $500, was donated by our CCPS. So $4500 was gratefully received by Rachel Willis, the new CEO of Coast Shelter. Laurie Maher, who so
kindly opened our exhibition at Bamboo Buddha, has now retired.
Jemma Wilson has supported us throughout this project while Charles Boyton and Joanne Christie, who support clients in a million ways in the Coast Shelter café/Community Centre, have been integral to our project. They also attended the presentation.
The goal had always been to buy items that were needed by the Coast Shelter café. This keeps our project true to its aims of liaising with café folk in the community and providing our vessels to hold food for all to see and use. So now we can announce that Coast Shelter have bought a fridge with transparent doors where clients can choose food themselves; eight phone charging lockers where clients can safely leave their phones to charge; two new urns, one freestanding and one already plumbed in; a stick blender and a hand dryer for the bathroom.
This project has achieved the goals of the CCPS as outlined in our constitution to “increase the knowledge, experience and skill of members and students in the art and craft of pottery and to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of pottery by the general public”. We hope you all feel proud and we can rightly celebrate.
CCPS Celebrate Project
Check out the repost on the CCPS Facebook page of Coast Shelter expressing their gratitude for the donation on their Facebook page.
Lots of happy faces at the presentation of the cheques to Coast Shelter.
Left to right: Charles Boyton, Jemma Wilson, Charo Sparkes, Carole Saint, Rachel Willis, Ingrid Tristram, Joanne Christie
Photo: Rimlight Photography
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