Sunday, March 12, 2006

Its all about who you know

Plans for the Chairty Ball and Family Fun Day are coming along well. Auction prizes currently range from signed books to a tour for four around Highgrove Gardens. Keep them coming! No prizes too big or too small.

Charlotte and Ben gave a tour to 41 students from Harper Adams Agricultural College this week. The students are prospective land agents and are trying to think of creative ways to raise the money. We await their conclusions with great anticipation.

I was in the shop over the weekend and someone suggested that I should ask everyone who supported us for £1 and then we would easily achieve our target. It worked althoughI think if we were to raise the money this way we would need a bigger shop.

I recently attended a Business Forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce to mark International Womens Day. The day brought together successful business women for what was essentially a networking opportunity. It is on occassions like this that we focus on 'its not what you know, its who you know'. Our greatest response is through personal recommendation. We are asking everyone who knows about the Initiative to tell another two people. This doesn't eat into too much of their time but is hughly beneficial to the campagin. What a great excuse to pick up the phone and have a catch-up with that long time best freind.

Get talking!

1 comment:

Sym said...

We could offer a ticket to PLAY festival as a prize if that would help...

It was great to meet you and look about the farm yesterday - I'm really looking forward to working with you on play festival and the other events :)