Thank you: Colette's Fundraiser

Last week, we held our first charity fundraiser at Turners Retreat in aid of Firefly Cancer Awareness & Support. The aim was to host a day that was a little bit different to raise money for a very worthy cause, close to our hearts.

We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our recent charity fundraiser in aid of Firefly. The day was a lot of fun! We had tea and coffee, some delicious home-baked cakes, a 'very random' tombola that raised a few smiles, and a big prize raffle too! 

Friends and customers from all over the country visited us in-store and we were incredibly humbled that you travelled so far to join us on what became a very special day. It was great to see some new and familiar faces too; including Terry from Chestnut Products, Craig from Record Power, Martin from Hampshire Sheen, and Jo from Robert Sorby. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to support our event.

Terry from Chestnut Products and Craig from Record Power joined us for a cuppa!

Martin from Hampshire Sheen stopped by to show his support and donate a superb raffle prize!

Some of our friends and customers catching up whilst enjoying the refreshments available.

Members of our team even gave baking a good go for the occasion and their cakes turned out brilliantly; they were delicious!


How much have we raised?

We are thrilled to announce that together, we have raised a fantastic £953! (£573 in-store and £380 so far online). We are overwhelmed by your generosity and honestly, we can't thank you enough for supporting a cause that means so much to us.

All funds raised will be donated to local charity, Firefly Cancer Awareness & Support, in the loving memory of our friend and colleague, Colette Sims.

We're almost there!

Help us break the £1,000 mark by donating online.
Please click here if you wish to make a donation.


Amazing prizes that were won!

Raffle tickets were £5 each and each ticket had a name and contact number on the back. All winners have been contacted.

The raffle prizes and winning numbers were as follows:

  1. £100 Turners Retreat Voucher (Donated by Turners Retreat) - 86-90
  2. £50 Turners Retreat Voucher (Donated by Turners Retreat) - 36-40
  3. 1 x Free Space on a Pen Turning Course with Mick Hanbury (date of your choice) (Donated by Turners Retreat) - 1-5
  4. Buffing Machine (Donated by Record Power) - 301-305
  5. PRO-TEK Chuck Bundle (Donated by NOVA) - 161-165
  6. Peter Child Pyrography Machine (Donated by Turners Retreat) - 246-250
  7. Spindle Roughing Gouge  (Donated by Robert Sorby) - 351-355
  8. Three Piece Micro Resin Set (Donated by Robert Sorby) - 21-25
  9. Pair of Thread Cutters 16TPI (Donated by Robert Sorby) - 321-325
  10. 4” Double Ended Calipers (Donated by Robert Sorby) - 96-100
  11. 5 Pack of Chestnut Finishing Products (Donated by Chestnut Products) - 251-255
  12. Mystery Hampshire Sheen Package (Donated by Hampshire Sheen) - 101-105
  13. Mystery Odie's Oil Package (Donated by Odie's Oil UK) - 31-35
  14. Resin Jewellery Clearly Creative Mini Kit (Donated by GlassCast Resin) - 116-120
  15. Pack of Pyrography Blanks (Donated by Nicola & Richard) - 71-75
  16. Turned Bowl (Donated by Mick Hanbury) - 151-155
  17. Gift Certificate for a Custom Made Pyrography Piece (Donated by Spirit & Bear) - 366-370
  18. £25 Voucher to spend on GMC Books (Donated by Tony Kwasniak) - 106-110
  19. 1-Year Free Subscription to The Woodworker Magazine (Donated by Woodworker Magazine) - 16-20
  20. 1-Year Free Subscription to Woodturning Magazine (Donated by GMC) - 341-345

Congratulations to all our winners!

Thank you!

We would once again like to say a huge thank you to our friends and suppliers that supported our event by donating prizes; we are extremely grateful for your generosity Robert Sorby, NOVA WoodworkingRecord Power, Chestnut Products, Hampshire Sheen, Odie's Oil, GlassCast ResinPeter ChildThe Woodworker Magazine, GMC Publications, Mick Hanbury and Spirit & Bear

Our fundraiser was a fantastic day with such a lovely atmosphere, and even with a few technical issues slowing our service down at the till, you continued to be kind and incredibly patient with us. We are so grateful for your support and we thoroughly enjoyed your company; we hope you had a great day with us too!

Congratulations to all our raffle prize winners! If you were lucky enough to win something, your prize has been confirmed by phone and is either on its way to you or ready to collect from our store. 

If you missed out last week, there are some prizes left to win in our tombola! To have a go, please speak to a member of our team during your next visit.

Thank you so much for your generosity at our charity fundraiser in aid of Firefly Cancer Awareness & Support. We hope to see you in-store again soon!

Best wishes,
The Turners Retreat Team

18th April 2023

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