Nearly £1,000 was raised from ticket sales and donations during a successful evening of discounted shopping at Le Friquet Garden Centre in aid of CLIC Sargent Guernsey in association with Saffery Champness.
At £5 per ticket guests enjoyed 20% off goods purchased during the evening as well as a small fashion show of Le Friquet’s latest ladies’ clothing and accessories for the coming season.
Organised by senior tax administrator Karen Meagher and the CLIC committee at Saffery Champness, guests were treated to complimentary fizz and tasty bites as they made their way around the centre.
All money raised from the ticket sales went straight to the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent which supports young people undergoing treatment, and their families, across the Bailiwick.
Following the success of the event, Le Friquet will be hosting another charity, ticket only, evening in aid of CLIC Sargent on 21 November where guests will get the chance to purchase Christmas merchandise at a 20% discount. Tickets will once again be £5.
Chairman of CLIC’s local branch Belinda Netherton said: “It was a brilliant evening where shoppers really took advantage of the discount offered, particularly on some of the larger items in the store. Le Friquet certainly pulled out the stops to make the evening a great success. Events such as these make such a difference to our charity, not just through the money raised but the exposure the charity receives at the same time.
“We are really looking forward to our next charity evening at the garden centre in November which we think will be even more popular in the lead up to Christmas.”
Centre Manager of Le Friquet, James Robin, said: “Le Friquet Home of Garden and Living has a long history of supporting the local community and charities in Guernsey. When we were approached we were keen to help out and get the staff involved for such a great charity. The night was a great success and it was a pleasure working with ClIC Sargent. We’re looking forward to planning the next CLIC Sargent shopping event in the run up to Christmas this year.”
For information about the next Le Friquet Garden Centre shopping evening or to put your name down for tickets in advance, contact Karen Meagher on: Karen.Meagher@saffery.gg or 721374.