Well the weather outside is rubbish so I thought to cheer us all up I'd go over some recent news and try and spread some early Springtime cheer!
I am so pleased to announce that West Craven Breastfeeding Friends accepted an award from the Pride of Barnoldswick Awards for 'Outstanding Service to our Town'. April (WCBFFs volunteer and trainee peer supporter) and I went to the award presentation, and were overwhelmed with the reception we had when we announced our win. This is a massive achievement for us considering we have only been active for nine months! These awards are very prestigious too, they are only given to people ONCE. So it's a huge accomplishment for me and WCBFFs, we are so proud to have been able to support so many mums to continue on their breastfeeding journeys and thank everyone for their commitment to helping us grow.
Zoë has been working with Skipton BID Ltd, after the lovely Geraldine flew into the shop in a panic in desperate need of a designer for a new newsletter. The newsletter informs local businesses about what she does. The 'BID' itself is a pot of money put together by local businesses, a percentage of each business' rateable value is paid, and Skipton BID Ltd use it to put on events, advertise the town, decorate Skipton etc. The newsletter Zoë has designed is brilliant, and was well received.
LMSB are also one of the first retailers in the UK to stock the new Marvel Infinity War merchandise. You may have seen my recent Instagram update – I'm in the shop today and was super excited to see the new Infinity Guantlet golden mugs we currently have on sale. These are BRAND NEW items and super rare at the moment. There is so much more Infinity War stock due to land soon, we'll share it all with you once we have it. The hype for this movie is strong, as it sees the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to help fight Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones. It's due to Premier on April 23rd in the USA but we're not sure of the UK release. This is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there is already a planned sequel for 2019!
We've also just recently got some more beautiful Harry Potter charms for the charm bracelets, including the four house crests, and more to come. Much, much more to come. The Wizarding World is much larger than even we anticipated, we have started practising an undetectable Extension Charm to make room for all the amazing things we have on order. However, this charm is heavily controlled by the Ministry so needless to say we are meeting with the Minister of Magic immediately to make sure all the paperwork is in order.
We have secured our place for 2018's Comic Colne event which will be held on Saturday 30th June at 10am. We look forward to attending and sharing our epic merchandise again with the fans in attendance. We will also be looking for people to interview for our Superfan feature blogs, so keep an eye out for details of that in the weeks running up to the event.
That will be all for now! We hope you're all well, and are having a lovely weekend so far.
Lots of love,