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Lois - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

Lois is a long-time CIKA supporter who puts her dressmaking skills to good use in support of CIKA. We are very grateful for all that she does to help us raise money to continue the fight against childhood cancer. Here is her description of her work.


First it is off to the shops to buy the best quality fabric at the cheapest price. Oh! How we girls love a sale! Then home again to wash the fabrics and cut out the dresses. I like to make them by piece work. Cut, sew, turn out and hand press, hand sew the gap, iron, welt the seam and make the buttonholes;, then, last of all, sew on the buttons by hand, iron ready for the market and put on labels. Now we are ready to go.

The fun starts at the stall. Pam brings along her dresses and Barbara’s party dresses to add to the choice and then we do our best to sell, sell, sell. Every time a dress is sold we all say "There goes another one". They say, “It is better to give than to receive.” By making these dresses I can see that as well as raising money for CIKA cancer research, you receive an abundance of pleasure seeing your work go to another family and that family then receives the pleasure of knowing they have given a donation to a very worthy cause.
I am lucky to have two healthy boys for which I am forever grateful.

Thank you Lois for your work on behalf of CIKA.

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