Shopping Extravaganza Raises £3,500 for Thames Hospice

The popular Phyllis Court Club Charity Action Group (CAG) Shopping Extravaganza took place last Thursday at the Club in aid of this year’s charity, Thames Hospice.

The clubhouse was buzzing all day with lots of visitors buying shoes, jewellery, food, handbags, clothes, candles and beauty products.

This year saw many regular stallholders return along with some new ones including stalls for local businesses the Fairmile Vineyard who were selling their fizz and truffles and Henley Scan who offer services to transfer and restore old photos or films into digital formats.  Each stallholder gives 10% of their sales to the charity.

Eva from Henley Scan said, “There was a steady flow of visitors during the day. Even a coach load from Milton Keynes way came for a browse and coffee at the beautiful Phyllis Court. From Henley Scan’s perspective it was our first fair and we were very pleased with the exposure and new customers for our photo and film scanning business.”

Thames Hospice are building a 28 private in-patient room new hospice in Maidenhead which is due to open in 2020.

Diana Pearman, Chair of CAG said, “The footfall was steady last Thursday but we would have been pleased to see even more attendees. Ten per cent of the sales is given to the charity so we are always hoping for a generous spend. On this occasion about £3,500 was raised for the Thames Hospice.”