The regular charity stall was shut down today and had made £4.20 for the whole week. This in itself is disappointing but I am a little more hardened to the fact that things fluctuate. The thing that made me sad/disappointed is that I had to speak to the staff as my two A4 cards were gone and they were £2.50 each which means I am short if no other cards were sold. There were gaps on the shelves but I never keep a tally of exactly all the cards. I was told they'd speak to a higher body and see if they'll look through the CCTV or not. About 2 years ago when I did a stall with my sister we had nearly £40 worth of stuff go missing, some of my cards and some of her jewellery. We couldn't do anything as there was no CCTV so we had to share the loss between us. That's bad enough when it's your own money but when it's money for charity like my share was it felt even worse.
I feel very sad and disappointed that this has happened. I was raising funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and I feel robbed for them. My cards aren't expensive compared to a lot ie A6/5" or 6" square at £1.20, A5/8" square at £1.40 and A4 at £2.50 - but obviously someone wasn't happy with that fee.
Obviously I shall have to monitor this situation and if it happens again I might have to give this regular stall up.