The gala has sapped every last bit of umph out of me and I've been struggling to get on line to update you all. I have never worked so hard in my life and the two days of washing up I had to do afterwards was just the icing on the cake, but, whinging aside, it was a huge success. We sold out and we had a fabulous crowd of 150 people attend with some really lovely and generous spirited people on the night too.
Above all the team of volunteers were just the tops - I have never had to ask volunteers to work so hard before but they rose to the occasion and then some. I can honestly it was the most amazing effort by all concerned, but I am so glad it's all over and the words 'never again' just ring thru my head over and over again!
However, it was a resounding success, qualified by the amazing number of emails and and calls and texts from people saying how fab it was - which is so nice of people to take the trouble to contact us.
So, I am pleased to tell you that with ticket sales and sponsorship we started the night being £1000 in profit and raised another £1,250 from the sale of drinks, raffle tickets and auction prizes, so in total we raised the phenomenal sum of £2,250 - which is simply tremendous.
But I sooooo want to stay in bed for a week.