Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Etsy Craft Party 2016

On the 18th of June we held our Etsy Craft Party all in aid of the Whitechapel Centre, a Liverpool charity providing support for the homeless.  
We had a brilliant turn out of Etsy sellers all based in Merseyside, who gathered to do origami, paper cutting, eat cake and most importantly, raise awareness and funds for such a brilliant charity.

On the day we made origami and paper cut houses, with hashtags about the event and charity on them, ready to hide in locations across Merseyside.
They were then found by members of the public and shared on social media!

We raised over £200 for The Whitechapel Centre, as well as a huge donation for their food bank. 
It is not too late to make a donation if you haven't already! Visit our Just Giving page here!

Take a little visual tour of our craft party with these beautiful pictures taken by Katy from Katy Mutch Photography

You can see the full photo gallery of the event on our Facebook page. 

Thank you so much to everyone that attended the event on the day and who made donations, whether that be paper, decorations, cake, food bank items or money. 

Finally, a huge thank you to those helped organise and promote the event!

We already can't wait till next year! 

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Friday, 10 June 2016

#PaperHouseHunting - Etsy Craft Party 2016

Get your binoculars at the ready because on Saturday 18th June you're invited to go #PaperHouseHunting in aid of The Whitechapel Centre!

Every June communities of Etsy sellers across the world host craft parties. These craft parties are a chance to celebrate creativity and build and strengthen communities through craft. 

This year the Merseyside Etsy Team will be hosting their craft party in Ninety Squared CIC to raise money and collection donations for the homeless charity The White Chapel Centre. 

On the 18th of June, members of the Merseyside Etsy Team will be joining forces to create origami and paper cut houses with the hashtags #PaperHouseHunting and #MET. 
These houses will then be hidden around Liverpool in the afternoon of the 18th of June waiting to be found, and that's when we want you to get involved!!

Try and hunt out one of our paper houses in the City! Members of the Merseyside Etsy Team will be uploading clues on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #PaperHouseHunting. 

A Sneak Peek

If you find one, don't forget to share on social media to help raise awareness for the work of The Whitechapel Centre. 
Last year The Whitechapel Centre helped over 2600 of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community. You can find out more information about their work here

So on the 18th of June, get hashtagging and hunting to help show our support for a charity who are providing much needed support in our community. 

You can also visit our Just Giving page to make a donation to The Whitechapel Centre. 

Can't make the event but still fancy getting involved?
Heres a video to make your own origami houses! 

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