So how did Cheshire Brick spend Tuesday 6th September?
Well at 7am James & I were frantically packing my car with 500 cakes, To Let boards, banners, money jar, table cloths, charity advertising material … in fact everything except folding chairs which after a few hours of standing on the Heath were desperately needed. So an SOS was put out to my Dad who dutifully turned up with 4! Dads are fab!
In the sun we handed out virtually all the delicious cupcakes to the masses, which reminds me I must put out a BIG thank you to Jane Rudd, catering extraordinaire from Over Peover, who provided the cakes at cost price as all the funds we raised, in the big glass bottle, were donated to The Joshua Tree Charity. Sara Wheater from The Joshua Tree is the most amazing lady I have met in a long time, her enthusiasm for the charity is contagious. The Joshua Tree charity (www.thejoshuatree.org.uk 01606 331858) supports families affected by childhood cancer. As with most charities they would love any offers of support and volunteers are welcomed with open arms so please if you are looking for a charity to support then get in touch. Our experience of working with them has been amazing and we will definitely help again (There you go Sara - you've got it in writing now!!)
So back to Cyclefest, we were positioned facing Manchester Road, in a lovely black gazebo, between Eden Travel and the lovely Neala and lads from Cheshire Autobody. Someone asked me why a letting agent was at the event as we were the only Estate Agents present but we wanted to promote our company by handing out cakes with our logo on and I think it worked. We spoke to hundreds of people, mostly local but some from further afield. In the lovely atmosphere created by the event, we chatted with present Landlords & tenants as well as a few potential Landlords.
For those of you who didn’t attend, the race was shown on a large screen in the middle of the Heath. There were deck chairs & seating full of people enjoying a wide array of food and drink that was available. Kids climbed in and out of fire engines and being a big kid I had my photo taken in the new £250,000 Bentley Bentayga (and of course with the firemen!)
We finished the day with a much deserved mojito, from the stall opposite, and a huge fruit salad in a half watermelon bowl. We all agreed we had had a great day and in the process raised the Cheshire Brick profile and £75 for charity. …… Win, win!