Sisters host Halloween fun day for charity
9:02am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
TWO sisters who say their business is going from strength to strength have turned their sights to supporting a charity by hosting a Halloween fun day.
Two years ago, the Cwmbran sisters set up their own business called Crystall-Itt, which personalises items such as shoes and phone cases using diamantes.
Jodie Edwards, 29, explained that following the success of the business, which she runs with her sister Sarah, they wanted to give something back to the community by raising money for charity.
They decided to host a Halloween family fun day in aid of the children’s charity Sparkle based in Newport .
She said: “We chose a local charity so we could see where the money is going.
“We wanted to give something back as we have had big successes including designing shoes for Jodie Marsh, and phone cases for former glamour model Samantha Fox and Eastenders’ Danniella Westbrook.”
Both sister lead busy lives, both working at River Island in Cwmbran.
Also Jodie is a mother of four, and Sarah, 28, is expecting her first child.
Jodie said: “We are both really pleased that the business has taken off, and I work on orders before taking the kids to school, work at the shop, and work on more orders after I have put them to bed.
“I’m very dedicated to the business, the day after giving birth I was out delivering orders- I just love it.”
Jodie had the idea for the business while on maternity leave, and with time on her hands, she started personalising cards and soon started on to bigger items.
She put her designs on the internet and was surprised when people asked her how they could get their own.
She said: “Orders vary on a week to week bases from one to two items a day to 20 items a day in the run up to Christmas for personalised party shoes.”
As each shoe is personalised for each customer it takes up to nine hours for one pair of platform heels and two hours for a pair of trainers.
She added : “Our dream would be to have a shop and do it full time, but at the moment we are happy making original items as a hobby.”
The fundraiser will be held at the Football Factor on Avondale Industrial Estate tonight (OCT 26), 2pm- 8pm.
Browse stalls, play games and enjoy a bouncy castle. Fancy dress is optional. Hot food and drinks available.
For more information visit www.crystal-itt.co.uk
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