While you were busy running between your various festive shopping trips and such onerous duties in your household as the decoration of the
Christmas tree and the putting up of the bunting, if you referred at any point during that period to Woodturning magazine, you may have spotted a certain witty promotion run by ourselves here at The ToolPost!
The advertising in question depicted many of our highly rated woodturning
products in an 'Aladdin's cave' scene that we think showed the lengths to which we are willing to go to spread the word about the many great things about The ToolPost! This advertising centred on such fine items presently in our stock as the JSP PowerCap, D & M Natural Oil Finish and The Versachuck, encompassing such categories as the latest woodturning tools, respiratory protection, lathes and many more.
However, there was something else notable about our seasonal advertising - the opportunity that we gave Woodturning magazine readers to nominate £100 for a charity of their choice if they could name the location used
to back our witty Christmas photoshoot. The winner of that competition was Great Yarmouth resident David Wollard, who nominated East Anglia Children's Hospices as his beneficiary charity.
Mr Wollard told us that he
became aware of the Hospice's work when a friend's child was in need of support, and he has since been supportive of the charity's activities. We therefore could not have been more delighted to present his local Norfolk
hospice with a cheque in Mr Wollard's name - with our compliments - for such an incredible amount. Alas, only issues of geographical distance prevented us from photographing our competition winner in the customary
"victor's pose" while receiving the cheque.
Nonetheless, we hope that such a cheque will in some small way assist East Anglia Children's Hospices' in furthering its invaluable work in the community - we are
certainly sure that Mr Wollard's generosity in naming the charity as the beneficiary of his good fortune will not be in vain.
In the meantime, we can only invite our blog readers and loyal customers to continue to do
what they have always done - keep supporting us with their purchases of the latest and greatest woodturning supplies, so that we can keep supporting the hard-working charities that we are so thankful to have here in the
South and East of England. We would certainly urge you to keep an eye out for future competitions - perhaps characterised by yet more sartorial 'flair'!