A couple of weeks ago I went to a charity cabaret evening at Lumley Castle. It was the first time I’d ever been to Lumley Castle and I hope it won’t be the last! What a beautiful location!!! The event was to raise money and awareness for cancer research and turned out to be a lovely evening.
(By the way, please excuse the terrible quality photos, my phone is great in daylight but terrible in the evenings and low light!)
We were told ‘dress to impress’ and so out came my beautiful green ball gown, which by the way is one of my fave charity shop finds, the heels and fancy jewellery. I love getting dressed up but rarely get the chance to, so when I do have an opportunity, I go all out hehe.
When we arrived at Lumley Castle we at first got lost and nearly gate crashed a wedding haha, but were luckily found and pointed in the right direction. Once we found our way we were greeted with a champagne reception and a photographer took our photo before we mingled caught up with some other people we knew and had a browse of the silent auction prizes.
An hour or so later we sat down to some speeches before enjoying a meal and I was very grateful that they made me my own vegan options – a curry for mains and a chocolate tart thing for dessert which were both tasty.
After the meal we had the cabaret entertainment and some musical favourites were sung as well as some instrumental pieces performed. They put on a good show, which was followed by the DJ cracking out some fab tunes and people grooving on the dancefloor before the silent auction winners were revealed. We waited for my friend to collect her winnings and then had to hurry on out as our lift home was waiting.
I really enjoyed myself that night. It was just nice to get out of the house and do something different!!
It’s that time of year again that I like to raise awareness & money for a charity close to my heart – namely Macmillan Cancer Support. Nearly all of us know someone who has been affected by cancer and Macmillan play such an important part in helping people get through this difficult time in their lives.
So this year I will be Going Sober for October – that means, for the full 31 days of October, I’m going completely booze-free – not one single drop! Those who know me well know I may have a slight addiction to that post work glass of wine/pint and so I think it’s fair to say that this will be a bit of a challenge for me.
But Go Sober is much more than giving up alcohol for a month. It’s raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support so that they can continue helping people living with cancer live life as fully as possibly.
I’d really appreciate any support you can give and any donation is a good donation. So if you have any pennies to spare I would be very grateful if you could head to my Go Sober Profile and send any spare change my way!
It’s nearing the start of October which means it’s time for Sober October; a fundraising event for Macmillan charity. Macmillan is a charity close to my heart as I know many people who have been affected by cancer including family members and thus I know how important Macmillan nurses are in helping families affected by cancer get through such a difficult time. Each year I like to participate in one of their fundraising events to support them.
Four years ago I started supporting Macmillan by joining in on Sober October,
The year after I did their Brave The Shave event and raised about £200
Last year I totally forgot so this year I am joining in again with Sober October.
I would be very grateful for your support; if you could spare even only £1 that would be amazing as every little really does help! Here’s the link – Thanks guys!