Friday, 15 March 2013
Wow I love this creative community!
A few weeks back you may remember I told you I was in the process of organising an auction to raise money for the Little Princess Trust. Well the event became bigger than I had ever expected, in the end 47 artists joined the fun ! I must say I was blown away by the response and by how many people wanted to help.
So last Saturday after lots of organisation and promoting I sat here, in front of my little laptop screen, biting my nails and sipping wine wondering if anyone would come along to my page to bid. I was worried no one would, that the lovely artists who were so lovely to offer up their gorgeous creations would feel let down if their items didn't make any money for the cause, that I had blown the event up too much in my head and heart .......
Well I am very very happy and rather proud to say the event was amazing and did SO much better than I had anticipated! I had hoped we would get around £350 in donations to buy one child a wig but do you know how much we made?? We raised, and I mean WE, raised £1092, I kid you not one thousand and ninety two pounds!
My little bunny for the auction raised £100 alone! She is now on her journey to her new loving home :-) Her name is Joy as that is what her new owner has bought to a very happy little one. That fantastic total means that we have raised enough for 3 wigs to make 3 children a lot happier! Now all I have to do is have my hair chopped off to donate to the cause too ..... eeekk!
It makes me so happy to be part of such a lovely, creative community that can use their talent to bring a positive change to someones life :-) It was a lot of hard work but so so worth it.
On a completely different note, little Sweetpea is now sleeping through nearly every night - you will not believe how wonderful that feels! It has meant I beginning to feel like the old Zoe, the real me :-) After 4 + years of broken sleep it feels wonderful going to bed knowing I will probably not wake until the morning. This in turn has meant I have been able to go out with friends down the pub a few times ....... happy times have been had when I have been out out :-)
After jesting with friends about being out out a few weeks back (aka Micky Flanagan stylee) I took a pint of milk and a cut loaf to my last session of being out out. I was going to wear my carpet slippers but it was raining :-( Happy Days :-)