I can’t believe its coming to the end of February already! Time certainly does fly.
As I write this is is 12 days till our inaugural Ball. Planning it took a bit of a hit early in the year when I took time out. Thanks must go to our Ball organising team for tremendous efforts over the past few weeks and we have pulled together over 50 raffle prizes – every one is truly fantastic. 4 awesome auction items. and about 15 silent auction items.
Corra, the band we have engaged, have sent us the play list and its just wonderful – toe tapping, get up and dance kind of music.
We have sold out which is just so so good. 400 guests at our first Ball. It’s good but also a huge responsibility to give them a really good evening. We are heading to the Sheraton this evening to see the newly refurbished function suite – hope we don’t need hard hats! Very much looking forward to seeing it. I have chosen my ballgown – its off being altered just now and hope I get it back before the weekend so I can try it on! I think I will be doing a lot of shallow breathing on the night – not much dancing for me or I might pass out! Its a nice fit but when you aren’t used to dresses like this it is also comic. I wanted to get sparkly trainers – I actually hate high heels. I have achieved a compromise I think – very low heels. I will let you know if I manage to keep them on all evening.
We wanted to have technology for our silent auction – Ian and I are gadget mad couple – and one of our Team did a tremendous job researching and negotiating with a couple of companies who supply that kind of technology but it was still a huge amount of money. Instead, we are going manual but have a team of very willing and able volunteers – including trustees Hannah, Emily and Marlyn and young ambassadors Michaela, Ailsa, Laura and Elis – ready to deal with what we hope are dozens of bids.
It is important to us to raise funds on the night – we have all put so much effort into organising this event it would be a shame not to raise a nice amount of money.
But far far more important to us all is that our guests have a SUPERB evening and walk away saying, great night out we will come back to another It’s Good 2 Give event.
That’s the real goal.
Forgive me if I dash off now to work on the programme and photographing some of our prizes!