It’s a wrap for char­ity’s chief

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

The suc­cess­ful gift wrap­ping ser­vice which Bath BID ran in the lead up to the fes­tive sea­son has been put to the test one more time… by wrap­ping up Ju­lian House fundrais­ing di­rec­tor Ce­cil Weir! This fi­nal wrap up was a fit­ting end to an ini­tia­tive which has raised £2,105 for the char­ity’s an­nual Christ­mas ap­peal. This is a first for Bath BID. The wrap­ping ser­vice op­er­ated be­tween De­cem­ber 10-24 in Mil­som Place. Ex­pert vol­un­teer wrap­pers were on hand and although there was no for­mal charge the vast ma­jor­ity of those us­ing the ser­vice made vol­un­tary do­na­tions. The vol­un­teers had pre­vi­ously had train­ing from Kate Smith from The Mak­ery and lo­cal video pro­duc­tion com­pany, Suited & Booted, made a help­ful ‘how to wrap presents’ video. Even the paper was spe­cially de­signed by Bath River­side com­pany, Steersm­cgillane-ves. Mr Weir was de­lighted at the suc­cess of the ini­tia­tive. “I have seen many in­ter­est­ing and some­times wacky things done to raise funds for our work but never a gift wrap­ping ser­vice.” Al­li­son Her­bert, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Bath BID, said: “We were bowled over by the will­ing­ness of peo­ple to get in­volved in this pro­ject, to help se­cure funds for Ju­lian House and to pro­vide Bath shop­pers with an ex­tra spe­cial fes­tive ser­vice.”

Vol­un­teer Chris­tine Har­ri­son, left, and Al­li­son Her­bert, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Bath BID, with Ju­lian House fundrais­ing di­rec­tor Ce­cil Weir mark­ing the end of the gift wrap­ping ser­vice

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