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THE SUMMER POP UP IS GOING ONLINE!Posted 24/06/2020
AND RAISING MONEY FOR ‘WE HEAR YOU’...
Hello there! What a strange few months this has been. Here at TSC HQ I decided to wait until lockdown was easing a bit before organising an online sale. Now seems to be the right time as people emerge from their burrows!
On Friday 10 July from 8am til 10pm you’ll be able to shop with a wide range of amazing independent businesses based in the South West, and they’ll all give 10% of sales on the day to our chosen charity, We Hear You.
Hop on over to our Summer Pop Up Online event page, browse through the sellers on there (NOT the Our Sellers page, as not everyone who has sold with us in the past is able to take part), then click to view their page where you’ll find out all about them. You’ll also see if they are offering an extra deal on the day, such as a discount or free delivery. Take a note of how to order so that they know you’re shopping via us (usually the code TSCPOPUP) then go into their website and get shopping! Don’t forget to come back to our site for your next browse....
At the end of the day they’ll add up all the orders and give me 10% of this total to pass onto We Hear You. This is a wonderful charity based in Frome providing free therapeutic support to children, families and individuals in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire affected by life-threatening conditions. They have been around for over 25 years and mostly counsel those affected by cancer but have been working hard helping those affected by Covid-19 in these past few months. It costs £5000 every week to offer free support to those that need it and we are thrilled to have teamed up with them for this event.
So, let’s give it a go! Our sales are usually so social and fun but obviously we can’t have that this time but we still want to raise money for such a great charity.
No parking problems to deal with; no work getting in the way, as this will be live from 8am-10pm; no rainy day to put you off going; no need to get dressed and you don’t even need to live nearby - we are hoping to welcome buyers from all over the country!
Thank you for your support and thank you to our wonderful businesses for taking part.
Best wishes to everyone
The Somerset Collective
HELLO & WELCOME!Posted 07/03/2020
A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND US
Well, here’s our lovely new website! Isn’t it fab? Thanks so much for popping by. If you have a minute, please do read this - the first blog!
My name is Jess and that’s me in the hat. In fact I bought that hat at a Somerset Collective a few years ago from Nicola of Forage Somerset (she even took this photo in The Newt in Somerset). I was just a shopper back then but soon I began to sell Neal’s Yard Skincare at the Collectives, which were then run by Gemma Bond and Nicky Mendoza-Wilson. They soon became friends of mine and I helped out with social media for the events. Gemma stepped back from organising a couple of years ago and I stepped in with Nicky. Then Nicky stepped back to focus on her shop Rose & Lyons in Bruton (my most favourite shop) and so here I am.
The Collectives have been increasingly popular since 2015 and I decided it would be good to take our wonderful sellers around the countryside so, as well as At The Chapel in Bruton, we’ve been to Hammonds Farm B&B in Stroud and are about to pop up in the Kitchen at Jordan’s Courtyard.
I love finding new people to sell at the events and I love organising them... but I really love the day of the sales, especially once they get going and the shopping starts. (I admit the early mornings aren’t my idea of fun but once the doors open and we’re off, that’s the best bit.) And then working out how much we’ve raised for charity. That’s the icing on the cake. Our sellers are so generous and give 10% of what they sell on the day - as small, independent businesses I know how much that means. It’s not easy making money these days and to give some of your turnover to charity as well is amazing. The Collective has raised over £7000 for a range of charities.
So there we go. Please do follow TSC on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about the sales as they come along.
See you soon I hope, Jess x