Here Come the Girls…

This is a post about a little boy who attends the same school as my boys, his lovely Mum, fundraising for the hospital where Scott is being treated and the amazing ladies who supported our Vintage Tea Party on 2nd March. 

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Scott  is being treated for Leukemia & he & his lovely family are spending a lot of time at the Day Care Unit
in the Oncology Department at the QMC.The department are looking to raise much needed funds to
redecorate & improve the unit, to refresh & replace toys, bedding, family facilities & to make the unit a
more restful  & modern place to be.
This is just as important as new equipment & research & will make an enormously positive impact on
the time that families spend there.
Lots of us wanted to show our support by helping to raise funds for the ward where Scott is being helped.487476_10151353319736443_426315781_n
A small group of us at school got together and our idea was simple – ladies, fizz, shopping, fun, cake,
good old fashioned Bingo & lots of laughs.
A vintage tea party for 100 at a local village hall.  Canapes, cakes, fizz & £4,000 raised for QMC Children's Oncology Department.
We asked that guests contributed £15, brought a bottle, maybe a cake (more on that later) & some
pennies to spend on our raffle.
No suprises that the theme of the afternoon was a traditional village hall vintage tea party –
guests were greeted with a glass of fizz and canapes, entertained by our fabulous singer, served afternoon
tea from vintage china & got the chance to play Bingo.
Emma Cleveley from Emma Clevleley Photography and Ms Honey kindly took these photographs for us and donated her time and expertise free of charge.  Thanks a million Emma.
We asked the girls to dust off their oven gloves as we held a Great Darley Abbey Bake Off Competition
Guests were invited to bake their most favourite cake and we had two prizes – the best looking
and the best tasting. 
We were overwhelmed with entires! Tickets were limited to 100 and we sold out within days.   
Together with a generous donation from Boots, we raised an AMAZING £4056. 
Scott’s parents were overwhelmed and Scott is really excited about presenting this,
along with an additional £1071 raised at a previous fundraiser to the staff on the ward.
Just a few people to thank…
Sarah, Sally, Kirsty & Roberta who did a fab job of organising the day and to Tracy for supporting us.
Jay, Clare & Jackie for making the sandwiches and just being fab
Liz from the WI for doing an amazing and very professional job of judging the wonderful cakes….she
even has her own set of tasting knives…I’m in awe!!
Mr Lydon for his super bingo calling – the loss of golden time cards for chatting will be distributed next week
Ruth for her brilliant singing
Harry & Joe, our handsome waiters….they survived & offered to give half their wages to the charity
The singing washer uppers….the waiters were a little scared at that point!!556812_10151353305016443_2052349468_n
And last but by no means least to the ladies of Darley Abbey who astounded us with their generosity,
good will and high spirits.

11:29 20 March 2013

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