Saturday, 24 October 2009

Re-cap of THE night!!!!!!!!

Well girlies - last night was fantastic.

I hosted my 3rd "Girls Night In" event. It was bigger than big!!!!!!

I have been working away all week to get organised and nearly wore myself out but it was all worth it. This was all happening with my face on the front of the local newspaper too mind you. So many people came up to me and commented about it - I'm still in shock I think!!!!

The night kicked off at 7pm - everyone came dressed in something pink - it was so nice to look around the table at pink - one of my fave colours!!!

One of my friends handed me an envelope - she said I was to read it out. My first questions was "Is it embarassing?" She said "No - go on read it out!". I read it out and to my amazement her husband mentioned at his Tuesday staff meeting that I was holding a special night for Breast Cancer and he urged people to put some money in to go towards my night. I was very touched by this and totally shocked. He managed to raise $205.00. How cool is that? I was trying not to cry - I had goosebumps all over me. What a great start for the night.

I managed to rustle up some prizes for raffles - they were popular. There were raffle tickets everywhere and I also organised a "Lucky Ticket" prize. Everyone went home lucky - that was nice to see.

Picture this - 17 people in a SMALL kitchen measuring approximately 3 x 3 metres. It was very up close and personal. We just managed to squeeze in. It was a matter of putting your hand up if you wanted something. At one stage I heard "Stamp Pad to the fridge please, stamp pad to the fridge!!!!!! LOL. Great way of getting what you wanted though.

I stood there at one stage and was very proud - I am very blessed to have so many nice friends willing to join in the fun and raise money for such a great foundation.

Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos myself - however a couple of the girlies took some so as soon as I can I shall share a photo with you.

After everyone left - 11.30pm we counted up the money and we managed a grand total of $425.00. I was pumped. This is totally amazing from one little night with a handful of girlies.

Thank you to all of my dear friends for your great efforts.

Everyone was already talking about next year. I'm thinking I may have to change venues!!!!!! LOL.

Bye for now.

Luv Sandie


Lyn S said...

Hi Sandie, what a fantastic fund raising effort....... you did a wonderful job organising the night!

BTW, congrats on the newspaper article...... well done!

ps. thanks for the kind words you left on my blog .......I'm feeling much better at the moment... at last!

Sandie said...

Oh Lyn, thank you so much for popping in.

I have been thinking of you all the time.

I am very pleased that you are starting to feel a little better.

You of all people know what its like to go through cancer.

Keeping you in my prayers.

you have made my day just hearing from you.

Great talking to you.

Hang in there my friend.

Luv Sandie

jo said...

Well done! what a fun way to raise funds & awareness for such a worthy cause, too bad I'm so far away it would have been a blast to get up close & personal in your kitchen.

Vicky said...

Wow! what a fantastic effort! & it sure sounds like it was a very fun night, well done Sandie :)

Sandie said...

Thanks girlies.

I am still smiling about it all - my friends have been texting and ringing me to say what a great night it was. So nice that everyone enjoyed themselves among the chaos!!!!

Luv Sandie

Petrina McDonald said...

good on you Sandie!!! well done :)

Sandie said...

Why thank you Petrina.

Hope you are well.

Luv Sandie