and to bulk out the stall I was going to have some jumble, bric-a-brac and books. With all money going to charity. I got the forms to apply for the stall only to realise that I need Public Liability Insurance. I should have known that... I used to have it for the soap company. Oh well, I thought, how expensive can it be for a single day? £55 is the answer and only if I am selling ALL craft items - no jumble, no bric-a-brac and no secondhand books.
I cannot find anyone who will insure me for a jumble stall. I've asked myself...how dangerous can jumble be?
Could bric-a-brac be the cause of some terrible injury? How deadly are books? Well I guess the answer to all of these questions is VERY VERY.
£1M Public Liability Insurance for a craft stall for a whole year will only cost me £69.... so.... are you thinking what I am thinking? It looks like I am going into the craft business (yet again). But can I make enough things to sell before July 4th? Have I enough usable fabric in the workshop? Will anyone buy what I make? Since ALL the money (not just the profits) I make on this will be going to Help for Heroes I am going to be cheeky and ask for HELP!!!!!!!
I will cover the cost of the stall £20 and the cost of the insurance for a year £69 and if anyone who reads this, or knows of someone who could/would like to send me either:
a. a craft item you have made but do not wish to keep.
b. some craft odds and ends that you cannot find a use for/do not wish to keep... i.e. buttons, bows, trimmings, scrap fabrics (big enough to make something).
If you would like to help please email me at [email protected] and if you put the subject as Help for Heroes Carnival I will send you my full postal address.
If there are any items left over then I will take another stall, perhaps at a Christmas fair in order to try and sell the rest. If anyone would like items returned if they do not sell (at my own cost) then please do let me know when you send them.