Event set to raise funds for charity

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A special event is being held this month to raise money for the NSPCC.

Glebe House Vintage in Newbiggin is planning to chalk up an amazing total for the charity with a late night event on Friday, November 21.

The Annie Sloan stockist will hold the night from 5pm to 9pm at Glebe House Vintage at The Lodge in Front Street.

It is inviting shoppers to enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies whilst watching painters provide demonstrations, hints and tips on how to create unique pieces of painted furniture using Annie Sloan’s decorative paint, Chalk Paint.

With advice on colour selection and techniques, the event will give budding interior designers the confidence to use Annie Sloan’s paint and waxes at home.

The event is free to the public with a raffle, prizes for which have been donated by local businesses.

There will also be a donation box and cake sale to help raise funds.

Sara Williams, NSPCC regional corporate fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted that Glebe House Vintage is supporting the NSPCC.

“The money raised will help us to run our vital services and helplines that are so often a lifeline for vulnerable children and young people.”

“It will make a massive difference to the lives of children in Northumberland and across the UK.

“On behalf of all the children I would like to say thank you to Glebe House Vintage, staff and customers.

“Ninety per cent of our funding comes from donations and we simply couldn’t continue to provide our services without the continued generosity of supporters like Glebe house Vintage.”

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For further information from Glebe house vintage contact: 01670 946638

About the NSPCC:

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity specialising in child protection. Our vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK and we make a difference for all children by standing up for their rights, listening to them, helping them when they need us and by making them safe. The NSPCC runs projects and services across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands to help vulnerable children. We also provide ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people and a helpline for adults who are worried about a child or want advice.

If you have concerns about a child or young person, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk. Children and young people can contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk.

For further information please contact the NSPCC Wales, South West and Channel Islands communications team on 0203 188 3655, out of hours on 07825 552357 or email walesandsouthwestcomms@nspcc.org.uk

About Annie Sloan and the Annie Sloan Stockist network:

As one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting, Annie Sloan is often deservedly given the title of “a paint legend”. In 1990, Annie developed her own unique decorative paint, called Chalk Paint™, which has played an instrumental pioneering role in the furniture painting revolution.

Annie has written over 20 books on traditional paints, colours and techniques, which have led to total sales of well over 2 million books worldwide, printed in eleven languages. Her latest book, ‘Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Colour’ (published by CICO) is launching November 2014.

The Annie Sloan Stockist network is comprised of over 900 unique, independent shops throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and soon in the United Arab Emirates. In the UK, there are around 250 shops in the network and the list throughout the world grows daily. Each stockist is handpicked by Annie for their individual style and approach. Annie is a strong supporter of independent businesses and has refused all approaches from high street chains to stock her products. Chalk Paint™ and her other products are only available from the Stockists’ shops and websites.

For more information on Annie Sloan, her products and stockists, visit www.anniesloan.com.