10am arrive to find a huge room that looks like the picture above. And this,
Quickly realise that this is no place for children so escort mine across the road to Science Alive where they spend the day happily doing this (now that is a child with well-managed juvenile arthritis!),
Get back to the working bee and find lots of amazing helpers sorting the donations. And what did we find? Everything! Trust me when I say that whatever fabric, notion, haberdashery item or miscellaneous crafty thing you are looking for, then it will be on Arthritis NZ's stall. We went mining and we found gold. More things than I can list or describe here. Incredible, amazing, beautiful and inspiring things. And I'm not joking when I say that it will be arriving to the market in a truck. Each helper had different favourites and items they put in the many boxes we labelled "Treasures". Here are a few of my mine.
And that is just from one box. There are this many more.
Many thanks to all the people who have donated these amazing goods and many thanks to all the helpers who came to sort it all out. Now to make this all worthwhile we need shoppers next Sunday. Thousands of shoppers. Tell your friends, your sisters, your workmates and your Mum. Please. And I wasn't joking about that trailer.