Meet the Macmillan Christmas Team: Jane Hartley
Not only have our committee members given their time, passion and skills to Macmillan Cornwall Christmas Fair, we’ve asked them to share some words about why they’ve gotten involved:
Jane Hartley – Chairman
I’ve been involved in helping raise the huge amount of money the Macmillan Fair has raised for 18 years. I started organising the Art with Daw Varcoe; we would go around the county spotting young artists. They loved the exposure we were able to give them, and we loved the money it raised for Macmillan. For example Kurt Jackson
Exhibited with us one year and sold out! The following year recommended we contact Paul Lewin: he also sold out as a young man and has been famous ever since.
I then organised the finding of all the stalls for 15 years. This was also very rewarding as we would go around Cornwall and the South West looking for talented crafts people and were able to give them exposure. Hard work, but worth it as the stalls over the years have made so much money for Macmillan by giving 15% of money taken . People have been so happy to kick start their Christmas shopping with us. I then moved to operations and now find myself as Chairman with Kate Holborow .
Its our task with the help of our team to keep this exciting event going from strength to strength raising large amounts of money.