b'To Coniston Vintage Fair We Must Go! Hazel is a talented upholsterer, who as aWise Words From RetailGet Your Hazel Robinson has been on ancustomer would buy items from ourChristmas Bauble Early! extraordinary journey with St Marysfurniture warehouse, upcycle them andIts never too early to think about Hospice. donate them back for sale. The naturalChristmas, especially at St Marys step from this was to become an ocialHospice. In order to have stocks of The hospice was there for her when shevolunteer, which she did seven yearsChristmas cards and baubles ready for had the greatest need, to support herago. Hazel is now rmly established asyou to send November and December, and to nurse those she loved withresident hospice upholsterer, weavingwe have to start planning for Christmas kindness and care, leaving the hospiceher magic with donated fabric and tiredbefore Easterand the goods are close to her heart always.furniture with great eect.already on sale. Hazels energy, drive and enthusiasm to raise money for the hospice has led her to Coniston Vintage Pop Up Shop, an event that has been running for 10 years in Coniston Institute, and a move that has proved very successful.Something that started as an experiment three years ago, to see if our items would sell at an established vintage sale has now become very much an annual xture in the retail calendar, organisedOur range of local Christmas scenes are and run by Hazel.donated by artists and photographers, so we can oer you the local scenes you She sells kitchenalia, garden ware,love and make as much money for the railwayana, together with the quirky andhospice as possible.unusual. Mainly items from the 50s through to the 80s in keeping with theWe have a beautiful view of Millom over revival of all things vintage.Black Combe, the charming Grange over Sands station, Dalton Cross, Piel Castle Hazel loves her Coniston adventure,and a double pack for Ulverston despite the hard work and many hoursfeaturing Ulverston View from Birkrigg she has to put in to make it a success and Ulverston town centre. As a little raising so much money for the hospice,bonus local card we have Happy saving items from landll and givingHerdwick at Troutbeck and a super cute them a new lease of life gives her aRobin from Cark in Cartmel. sense of satisfaction and every year she wants to do more, raise more money.The limited edition bauble, designed by Linzi, the manager of our Grange shop, is In her rst year she was pleased to raisea real collectors item. It features forget1,000 for St Marys Hospice, this yearmenots and angel wings, it would look she has raised in excess of 2,500. fantastic not only for Christmas but all year round, full of meaning and love.25'