Just five weeks ago we decided to host a charity wedding fayre, to raise money for the Macmillan nurses at Macmillan Cancer Support, and I thought it was going to be easy!!! Famous last words right!!!
Juggling weddings, several couple shoots, many consultations and family photo sessions in between I can safely say I have never been so busy in my life and if it wasn’t for the fact that every penny raised is going to the charity – I am sure I would be rich right now!!!
The reason I decided on this event for this great cause is my Aunty Diana, who lost her fight with cancer some 20years ago. This year would have been her 50th, so throughout the year family members have been raising money in her name for Macmillan, and this is how I wanted to raise money. The Macmillan Nurses made a world of difference in her final days, and this is my tribute to them.
My partner and his sister are helping with the event in memory of their granddad, who sadly lost his fight from cancer within a few months from diagnosis, and he never had the chance to meet a Macmillan Nurse. Its crazy that in a city the size of Coventry we only have a very limited number of Macmillan Nurses. We are fundraising in their memory and want to try and help everyone who needs a Macmillan nurse in the future to be able have one.
So far we have the venue, Holiday Inn Coventry South ,Photography, Cakes, Hair & Make up, Bridal Gowns, Sweet bouquets, Jewellery, Crafts & Gifts, Floristry, Singer, Videography, Transport, Lotions & Potions, Entertainment, Same Sex Couples specialists, Magician, Tiaras, Fireworks, Candles, Garments, plus lots more.
We have also managed to get fab prizes for the day – £400 off a whirlwind wedding anyone? Free make over photo shoot? Theatre Tickets? Experience Days? To be honest we have got to much to list here, please come on the day ,buy a ticket to get to be in with a chance to win one of the many fab prizes available.
I am hoping to raise £1000!!! I have never done charity before but its looking positive so far… Managed to sell ad space on our flyers to local companies that paid for 5000 flyers, am waiting to see what the Coventry Evening Telegraph can do, as well as free radio, and have had lots of help from Perfect Brides, who are handing out flyers at their own wedding fayre’s to help us raise for Macmillan.
For every company who has said ‘its not worth their involvement’ or ‘don’t do charity’ we have found pure treasures in between who want to help, donate, and be part of this incredible day and I hope on the day it all goes incredibly well and we are able to raise a great amount for this incredible charity.
This week we have our outdoor banners going out and about in the city, keep an eye out for them, but I will add a quick sneak peak for you here… let me know what you think and I hope to see everyone at this incredible event… Make sure to tell your family and friends too…