I haven’t done anything charitable for a while so I thought supporting Macmillan Cancer Support was a good place to start again.
All for a good cause
I lost my mother in law to be 3 weeks before our wedding and two aunties over the last few years. Now my godfather has just been diagnosed with skin cancer and currently undergoing treatment.
This is a truly awful disease, and one that needs to be supported as much as possible to help those suffering and fund the much needed support to deal with whatever the outcome might be.
I decided to hold a night instead as most people I knew would be at work.
When the night was in planning mode a good friend asked if she could bring some of the products from her business to display. I, of course said yes. I then asked a few other friends who I knew to also bring some products from their businesses to display as well.
Why not make a night of it!
Arbonne products and Younique products were displayed but unfortunately my friend who had the Just for Tiny People business was poorly. However, if you are interested in finding out more about these ladies amazing businesses I will give you details later on the blog.
A friend thought a prize bid would be a great idea to raise more money and people kindly donated prizes. The prizes on offer were a set of two bath towels and two hand towels donated by Swish Laundry, a Nelson and Bach hamper, a meal for two with drinks at Pasta Di Piazza in St Pauls Square. These were kindly sorted by Emma Stokes and her blogging contacts, a mini mani pedi session, a Younique make over session, a magical tooth fairy goodie bag donated by Just for Tiny People and an Arbonne pamper session. All donated by friends who have their own businesses.
A raffle was held with varying smaller prizes as well as a couple of games donated in the Macmillan pack I received.
Guess where the coffee bean is and guess the number of spots on the cake.
A lovely range of Younique make up available on the night.
A lovely range of Arbonne products displayed too.
The night was filled with lots of chatting, tea drinking, a bit of wine and some soft drinks. Lots of cake was eaten too! I still am eating the left overs now. Days later!!!
Cake, wine and coffee with lots of chatting.
The Nelson and Bach hamper winner
Meal for two at Pasta Di Piazza.
Some goodies in the Just for Tiny People goodie bag.
I had a fab time organising the night and it was fabulous to see some friends again. Who I hadn’t seen in a while, especially those from my old work. Miss you all lots and lots.
A good time was had by all. My daughters Childminder said ” I had a good time my dears and some of your friends are nuts! In a good way of course. But it was also for a good cause”
I am still amazed my daughter managed to sleep through the laughing!!! Kerry Jones you were on point. You were absolutely on fire!
I am pleased to announce that we managed to raise over two hundred pounds with more being donated as I write this.
It was a night full of laughter and fun but also to remember those lost and those still fighting, whatever the outcome.
If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in this blog the details are below.
Fabulous tepee from Just for Tiny People
I would also like to take this opportunity now, to thank everyone who came and donated to such a worthy cause. You are all amazing and truly brilliant. Thank you for helping to raise a good amount of money for such a worthwhile cause.
After all it’s about making memories and remembering our loved ones we have lost, those fighting or the families and friends who need to be strong.