WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2021 EDITION OF THE BOOTSTRAPS NEWSLETTER.
HERE WE DISCUSS EVERYTHING GOING ON, UPCOMING EVENTS, WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS AND CELEBRATING OUR LOVE AND PASSION FOR EVERYTHING LEATHER!
FROM THE CEO:
Welcome everyone to the September issue of the BOOTSTRAPS News Leather. We have been tracking well this month with several our regular attendees coming into the centre as well as some new participants. Some great projects have been started and completed.
It is with great pleasure that I can introduce a new volunteer staff member – Kerry. Kerry comes to us with an extensive saddlery background and qualifications from years spent conducting formal training in the UK. Her work is impeccable and the wealth of knowledge that Kerry brings to the BOOTSTRAPS table will increase our capabilities enormously. I know Kerry will make a great addition to our team and thank her for coming on board.
Over the next few weeks, we are hoping to finalise the details regarding formal training and VET qualifications, so please watch this space. We are also negotiating another sponsored 8-to-12-week class this time in the horse tac genre. There will be more information on our social media pages about this soon.
As you would all know, COVID has hurt everyone, and BOOTSTRAPS is not the exception. Our only income is through donations, fundraising through sausage sizzles and raffles. These activities have been cut by almost 90% due to lockdowns and restrictions. We are always looking for donations or sponsors, so if you know anyone who would like to help, as well as lower their taxable income by donating to a charity, please