Tuesday, May 13, 2014

From the Heart - An Evening of Fundraising with Flowers

I am a great one for ideas. Thought I should put this one into play.

Fundraising. To support my brothers cycle from London to Paris to raise a mountain of pennies for a charity that supports a cause which I know is close to the hearts of his family, mine and many of my friends.

I'm not normally one to be so personal on the blog. I tend to stick to flowers. I am a florist. Makes sense. Occassionally I digress. I say occasionally. Total fib. There's been a bit of science on here of late. Ambitious.

I was simply going to donate some money myself, then realised I could do more with the money I was going to donate. Use it to run an event where I could do a little more fundraising. Raise awareness. Involve people. Run a demonstration. Do a raffle. (Everybody loves a raffle do they not?)

So, here it is. My idea.

An Evening of Fundraising with Flowers
Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Time: 6.30pm to 8.15pm.
Cost: £10 per ticket – ALL of which goes to 'Action Medical Research For Children'.
Included in the ticket is a strip of complimentary raffle tickets and a small gift from me.
Where: And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester.
Drinks and cake can be purchased on the night up until 7pm directly from the Cafe.
Email me to book on laura@lauracolemanflowers.co.uk.

On the night expect:
  • A floral demonstration by me
  • To pick up a few tips and tricks of the floral trade
  • A little bit of unexpected fun (there's always a surprise)
  • An auction – yep, bring your pennies, I'll be auctioning off the flowers I create
In all seriousness, the evening is about raising some money for a seriously important cause.
The Charity that will benefit is 'Action Medical Research For Children' with information about them on their website. http://www.action.org.uk/ My brother's personal explanation of why he is fundraising for them is here: http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/edhall I will let you read it yourselves. I am sure that in some way, whether through your own experiences, or the experiences of those that you love, you can relate to his reasons for wanting to support the charity.

So, dig deep, book a place and get in the floral mood. Tell your friends. Bring your husbands. Pursuade the person sitting next to you at work. Come along because you love flowers, or simply because you are my friend and want to see the evening be a success.

Thank you in advance and see you there!

Laura x

Images (c) Kate Scott Photography.  One of my brides who took these pictures for me two days before her wedding while I demonstrated how to create tablecentres, and her and her friends created them.  All round rather lovely and very clever girl.  Thank you Kate xx

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