SWCC go down a storm at Hidden Earth
by PCW ~, 01 October 2011
Last weekend's Hidden Earth was a great sucess by all accounts, and SWCC were
right up there flying the flag! Claire Vivian takes up the story:
A big thanks to everyone who helped with the stand or provided photos/surveys: Tony Baker, Jill Brunsdon, Bill Buxton, Brian Clipstone, PCW, Steff Davies, Dave Dobson, Gary Evans, Keith and Sue Goodhead, Martin and Krysia Groves, Piers and Annie Hallihan (and James and Meghan), Pete Hobson (and Arwen), Martin Hoff, Duncan Hornby, Bernard John, Fred Levett, Elsie Little, Harvey Lomas, Brendan Marris, Allan Richardson, Richard Sore (and Emma), Phil Walker, Lisa Williams, Lizzy Wire (and Matt). It was a team effort.
We sold club merchandise on the stand in the exhibition hall and made a total
of £158. It would have been considerably more than this if we had had
more Faff Now mugs and t-shirts to sell - it appears that there is a considerable
demand for these in the caving world, being a 'non-branded' product that members
from any club can buy. However, not knowing what would sell, I only took a few
of each with me and they sold out virtually immediately (the mugs were sold
to traders/other club stands before the hall even opened to the public).
Having spent quite a lot of time in the hall, I got the impression that everyone was extremely pleased to see SWCC represented and they were all very welcoming and supportive. I definitely think that SWCC should make every effort to have a stand at every Hidden Earth from now on.
ps. Our prize for having the best club stand was a weekend for 10 people at the Bradford Pothole Club, a £20 Bernies Cafe Voucher, 5 BCRA cave study publications and 5 Petzl baseball caps. Perhaps the BPC weekend could form one of our next away meets? The other items will be in the auction at Ogof Fest "
Many thanks too to Claire for all her organising!PCW