Affa Fine Artisan Afternoon // THE ARCHIE FOUNDATION
I was invited down to the Affa Fine Artisan Afternoon event in aid of The Archie Foundation. An afternoon filled with local handmade produce, wonderful hosts and a bit of music! The event was held at Lochter Activity Centre just on the outskirts of Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire.
The Archie Foundation
The Archie Foundation, making the difference in the Royal Aberdeen children’s hospital. Founded in 2000, The Archie foundation makes the difference to local sick children in so many different ways every single day of the year. Creating amazing hospital environments, buying in specialist equipment, supporting families and enhancing staff training for the best possible care.
They exist to make a big difference to local children when they are in hospital or in need of long term health care. They also support children’s wards in Inverness and Elgin and also have community based teams operating throughout the North of Scotland and Northern Isles.
The Archie Foundation works closely with the NHS to provide extras that will transform and comfort a sick child’s time in the hospital. They help mum & dad stay close by and provide lot’s of toys to make the time in hospital less scary and more fun.
The Affa Fine Artisan Afternoon was hosted by four of RGU Event’s Management students as their final event. Fiona, Karen, Katie and Sarah we’re all so lovely and the small details put into the event was amazing.
On arrival to the event i was greeted by one of the lovely hosts. I bought two tickets and as i was one of the first 15 to arrive, i was also gifted a goody bag. The event haul looked beautiful, the decor and props suited the event perfectly.
The hall was filled with lot’s of local stall holders. All offering handmade produce, arts and crafts. I was in my element. I love handmade produce so i couldn’t wait to check out what they all had to offer. Of course i spent a lot more money than intended, but hey! i’m a shopoholic! I tried my luck at the tombola, got myself a raffle ticket and wrote my word down for their memory photo frame.
After we were all shopped out, we got ourselves a cup of tea and soaked in the atmosphere of the event. They had such a great turn out. So many people from the community showed up to support the event and the charity. I had a fabulous afternoon and i would like to congratulate the hosts on the success of their event.They raised a whopping £2,786.68. A truly impressive amount of money that is all going to a wonderful cause. Well done ladies!
I only managed to catch one band whilst i was at the event. Penny and Steve from the band MILLBRIG, played some great folk songs which fitted well with the atmosphere of the event. Make sure to check out their songs over on their website and to find out where they are playing next!
The Stall Holders
I love supporting local businesses. Here is a few pictures of all their lovely handmade produce! Make sure to check out all their websites for more information. ( I have linked all their websites to their company names! )
A Vintage Mobile Patisserie.
Homemade baked treats for every occasion!
A range of Luxury Belgian Chocolate, rocky road, flavoured fudge and more!
The concept of reducing, reusing and recycling materials to produce art.
Hand drawn Zetangle inspired drawings!
Delicious homemade cakes, always free from gluten!
A Range of hats, fascinators, tiaras, jewellery and accessories!
Up-cycled Liquor Bottle Lamps!
A locally made gin from Royal Deeside, created in a traditional copper still.
Designer and maker of bespoke furniture and housewares.
Dottyabootdoric greetings cards!
Handmade art made from recycled materials, reclaimed wood & vintage textiles.
Premium loose leaf tea and hand blended herbal teas.
A wide range of handcrafted uniquely designed cards & stationary.
And that’s a wrap!
Until next time..