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Pot Luck Ceramics moving into town

Pot Luck Ceramics is closing the books on another fiscal year with some good news.

Pot Luck Ceramics is closing the books on another fiscal year with some good news.

Pot Luck is a unique fundraising initiative that was originally created to raise money for Ty Watson House Hospice by selling ceramic goods imported from Spain especially for this purpose.

By the end of March every year, the Port Alberni Fundraising Coop (owner and  operator of Pot Luck Ceramics) donates the profits of their business to support quality of life services in the Alberni Valley.

The bed program of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society will receive $15,000 towards the salaries of kitchen staff of the end of life care bed facility, spokesperson Helma Swinkels said in a press release.

Pot Luck Ceramics will also donate $5,000 to the year-old Better at Home senior program in the Alberni Valley, to be put towards a staff position within the program.

“PAFCoop considers both programs of very high value in our community,” Swinkels said in a press release.

“Since our first donation in 2012 the coop has now donated over $80,000 from the revenue of Pot Luck Ceramics.”

This year’s total in donations was slightly smaller than last year, since part of the profit will be used for the renovations and the move of Pot Luck Ceramics to an old house on 4473 Gertrude St. Pot Luck Ceramics has been operating out of the Pot Luck Barn on Cowley Road in Cherry Creek since its inception, and will continue to do so until the move to the new building, at the end of May, Swinkels said.

Pot Luck Cottage will have lots of parking in the back and an extra exit onto South Gate.

At their new location Pot Luck Ceramics plans to open five days a week.

For more information visit the website at www.potluckceramics.ca.

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