Icicle lights are among the most popular Christmas decorations. Nathan James Dodd is using them to decorate the interior and outside of his house this year and here he explains why.
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to give a donation to a very worthwhile charity called Breakthrough Breast Cancer – Sutton Coldfield.
Established in 1997, they are a voluntary group who are raising funds and awareness for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in the Sutton Coldfield area. To date, they have raised over £700,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer research, their target is now £1million.
Breakthrough Sutton Coldfield raise these funds through the generosity of their friends, family and the local community, holding many types of events from Charity Balls and Christmas Faryes to Golf Days and Car Boot Sales.
If you would like to get involved then just contact them, they are all very lovely, and happy to help you get involved, or just chat.
In our stores we keep a Breakthrough Breast Cancer tin for customers to donate into and they are bright pink so it’s hard to miss them too! Customers can also buy a badge to raise awareness for £1.00 which also goes into these tins.
During the Autumn of 2012 we also launched a Facebook campaign, offering to donate 25p for every like our page had, the total likes when the campaign closed were 547, which amounted to a total of £136.75.
Over Christmas we decided that we would also donated a percentage of the profits from our Santa’s Grotto, which amounted to £100.00 in total.
A donation from Legal and General was also gratefully received, which was £200.00 as shown in the photo above.
All in all a grand total of £550.00 has been raised for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and we are happy to say that we will be working closely with the charity in the future, hopefully we can raise a lot more over time to help fight the disease and raise awareness too.
If you would like to keep up to date with all the goings on with us and Breakthrough Breast Cancer then please follow us on Facebook.
Whether it's a bleak December or the more mild weather we are becoming used to, you can still spend useful time in the garden. Nathan James Dodd suggests the jobs that can occupy the shortening days.
When you think of Christmas lighting, there's nothing more traditional than fairy lights. David Coton has been looking at the new generation of Christmas Fairy Lights that will brighten your home this year.
Outdoor Christmas Lighting has never been easier or cheaper, as Nathan James Dodd finds out when he looks at the range and variety that is currently available.
Outdoor Christmas decorations, internally lit by bright LEDs introduce light and interest into your garden, and these traditional characters and animals will give your visitors to Nathan James Dodd's house a particularly sparkling festive welcome.