Friday, 7 September 2012

Pounds in the charity pot

It's happened again ... My blog gets neglected whenever I'm on my feet!
But, to fill any regular readers in, the charity evening was a MASSIVE success. I can't believe I'm saying it but we have raised just over £2400!!
We had initially hoped to get around £1000 so we are all completely overwhelmed with the support we have been given ... The money raised will go a long way to helping the charities.
The actual weekend was manic and I did worry that I would tire myself out but we staggered the organisation and apart from baking four cakes in one day everything else was fairly straight forward.
I had hmm-ed and haa-ed about giving a speech on the night but when it came down to it, it was hard not to thank everyone for coming, the local businesses who gave prizes and all those who helped make the night so successful.
And in typical me fashion I did shed a few tears. The generosity of everyone and finally getting a chance to say publicly just how much I appreciate and love my husband and parents, was simply too much!
But I am so glad I did. I hope everyone there got a sense of why I am so passionate about raising funds for MS Society Foyle and RAMS, the fantastic work they do and how vital it is that we support them.
The atmosphere on the night was so brilliant, everyone seemed to have a good time and the final 'closing' didn't come until nearly 6am ... Oops! But I sneaked to bed a good bit before then :)
With it proving to be such a success I think we would definitely host a night again, but maybe leave it a few years.

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