After a difficult few months during the spring due to lockdown our Pop Up Shop was back in full swing by June, and we have had a fantastic summer season.
Our residents have supported a fantastic range of charities including Bridge 2, the Ron Short Centre, Pancreatic Cancer Support, Guernsey Wellfare Service, The Ocean Cleanup and Stroke Association.
Here's what went on in the Pop Up Shop during the summer...
We had three fantastic charities in raising funds and awareness for their services over the summer
In July we hosted Sarnia Arts and Crafts selling a wonderful selection of local artwork, ceramics, glasswork and more. Sarnia Arts and Crafts encourage art across the Bailiwick running workshops and exhibitions to get everyone to embrace their creative talents https://www.facebook.com/sarniaartsandcrafts/
We also had Cathy in from Guernsey Simba Ngoma, who create a welcoming and supportive environment for those new to the island to socialise and find community. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/GuernseySimbaNgoma/
In August we had the fantastic Channel Island's Search and Rescue who were raising vital support for their volunteer run crew and plane who help keep us all safe at sea. Ci Search and Rescue came into the shop with a Pop Up first - a new Ducati motorbike! The are still running their raffle so if you would like to help our a great cause and maybe win a motorbike please visit https://www.ci-airsearch.com/news/40th-anniversary-prize-draw/
The independent business are booming on the island and the summer saw some fantastic businesses take over the Pop Up Shop, each raising money for a charity of their choice.
First back in the shop we had Jill Dean selling second-hand clothing for the Stroke Association.
We also had Mazzouk in selling her always popular colourful Moroccan inspired bags, clothing and homeware supporting Southampton Hospital Charity & children with arthritis (JIA).
https://mazzouk.com/ // https://southamptonhospitalscharity.org/
Next in was the Wanderlust collection who were supporting Bridge 2, a local humanitarian charity who support those in need all over the world, helping with access to clean water, medical services, housing, schooling and more.
July saw Vintage Was bring in a range of antiques and historic items to raise money for Caritas Community Charitable supporting young adults in Guernsey
Oopsy Crafty were next in the shop with an amazing range of handmade items including tote bags, lampshades, cushions and eye masks in a whole range of great fabrics. Oopsy Crafty were raising money for Homestart who help local families with support, friendship and practical help.
In August we had a new business join the Pop Up Shop, Argenti Jewellery whose lovely collection of jewellery from Thailand was supporting the Ocean Cleanup project. A great company who are committing 15% of their profit at all times to the much needed project, especially important for our island community.
Returning to the shop we had Eclectic, who have a range of vintage homeware, Guernsey tomato crates, breadboards and beautiful old signs. Mark and Louise were supporting the Guernsey Welfare Service, helping local people in need with food and lifeskills courses.
Handmade by Faybelline was next in the shop. Fay had a lovely selection of hand sewn items as well as beautiful glassware, wooden ornaments and succulents. Fay was raising money for Bright Beginnings who help children and families across the island with a variety of advice services, support groups, classes and activities.
We had an excellent summer in the Pop Up Shop and look forward to the rest of the year!