Making The Best of the 70s for the NSPCC

Making The Best in Leighton Buzzard is holding a special late-night 1970s themed event on Friday (November 21).

The Bridge Street store is one of over 250 Annie Sloan stockists across the UK who have joined forces in a bid to help raise £25,000 for the NSPCC.

The event in Leighton takes place from 4.30pm to– 9pm and Making The Best is inviting shoppers to enjoy a drink and some canapés.

There will be some great prizes on offer which will be raffled in support of the children’s charity.

Andy Mellett-Brown will be launching and signing copies of his second novel, The Battle of Wood Green, while Elizabeth Foster has painted 1970s furniture and Janice Issitt Life & Style will be styling the window and shop especially for the event.

Patricia Mellett, manager of Making The Best, said: “We have been part of the Annie Sloan stockist community since 2010.

“As a group, the UK stockists collectively decided that if we joined forces we could potentially raise a lot of money for charity. We chose the NSPCC because they are an organisation that protects and supports the most vulnerable children and families in our society.
Sara Williams, NSPCC regional corporate fundraising manager said: “We are delighted that Making The Best 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 Leighton Buzzard and across the UK.

“On behalf of all the children I would like to say thank you to 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 Making The Best.”