FITZROY CRAFT, CAKE, CAR WASH AND COFFEE MORNING
Saturday March 30th 2019 - 10.30am to 2pm
Fitzroy Church, 77 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL
(use the Queens University car park at the top of Botanic Avenue as the Church car park will be used as a car wash)
In the summer of 2015 my wife, Janice, discovered the Arua fabric market. Arua is a town on the north western edge of Uganda. Our Church, Fitzroy, funded a primary school, Onialeku, on the outskirts of that town.
I was a little exasperated at the number of pieces of this African fabric that Janice bought. What was she going to do with it? How much will be just left lying around the house? What a waste!
Well, I ended up eating my words. With a sewing machine, and the help of the other crafters in Fitzroy, my daughter Caitlin and Janice made cushions and table runners and all kinds of other products that raised well over £800 for the Onialeku project. Wow! Over the next four years we have watched the obsession with the Arua fabric market reach addictive heights but as Pastor David in Onialeku says, “Good addiction!” Over £4000 has now been raised!
On Saturday (March 30th) between 10.30am and 2pm you can call into Fitzroy and purchase some of the Arua fabric crafted. Since 2015 all kinds of new ideas have been developed and there are a range of fascinating products from teabag holders, to pen holders that attach to your note book, to bags, to sunglasses cases, to children’s travel crayon cases, to dog bandanas. Along with all the old favourites too!
This Saturday is about more than just the African crafts. As a fundraiser day for this year’s Fitzroy trip to Onialeku, there will be a pop up cafe with tea, coffee, soup and wheaten bread. While you sup you can get your car washed in the Church car park. Then peruse the crafts. There will even be a few cakes to buy for Mothers’ Day!
Please come along and socialise with us and enjoy a rummage. All for an amazing cause!