22 September 2017
Dear Federation Chairs, Federation Secretaries and Denman Ambassadors,
An Update on the Denman Fabric Shop
We are delighted that you are donating your superfluous fabric and craft items to us to sell to other people towards Denman’s funds. So far we have raised £55,000 which has enabled the purchase of many items for students and tutors to use. To date these funds have been used to buy equipment for the teaching centre, including lamps with magnifiers, blackout blinds for the Ferris room, computer printers, sewing machines, workshop stools, craft equipment, a display cabinet and document cameras amongst a host of other things.
Due to members’ generosity, however, we are absolutely snowed under with bags waiting to be processed and our volunteer team is a little overwhelmed. They need to be able to catch up with measuring, bagging and labelling so goods can be ready for sale.
We would be therefore be grateful if you could ask your members to hold on to their donations for a while whilst our team try to reduce the backlog! Obviously we will advertise when we need more items but meanwhile I am sure you can imagine our volunteers are doing their best to get all of the stock onto the shelves.
Thank you for your support.
Head of Denman
Denman, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6NW
T: 01865 391991
F: 01865 391966
A Subsidiary of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Charity Registration No. 803793.