Thursday, 11 December 2014

What an evening for Ataxia UK, thank you so much the Arter XX

Last night Paula and Rachael from The Arter in Stratford, very kindly hosted an evening for me to raise money for Ataxia UK. Unfortunately I and some members of my family have inherited SCA1, an incurable neurological rare disease.

Rachael, Paula and Rory from The Arter

Not wishing to sound like the Oscars, but I do have a few people to thank for making yesterday evening such a success. Firstly, and biggest hugs to Paula and Rachael for thinking up and working so hard to deliver such a wonderful idea. Everything worked so well, the invite was amazing and The Arter looked so beautiful! Sorry no pictures of the brilliant balloon decorating outside and great lung power. The mulled wine, mince pies, nougat etc were so yummy. Many thanks to all the very kind fellow artists and their generous donations to the raffle and those who came too! Many thanks to the gorgeous Rory, Paula's son, (I want one - he is SO lovely) for everything but especially his star role in the raffle. Ian for his great auctioning of my torso and the wonderful Steve Orchard for being the successful bidder (very sorry Rachael).

Yummy nibbles

Great helpers

Successful bidder

Lovely Steve Orchard

Rory my excellent helper and raffle

As you can see The Arter is looking wonderful and is crammed full of Christmas goodies, you cannot fail to find the perfect, unusual gift (and calendars). I think Mr Smith was even impressed by the quantity (and quality) of pressies we found last night. Too tempting and it is Christmas after all! Definitely still time to give them a visit if you can.

Lovely Arter - Thank you SO muchXXX

Many, many thanks again to everyone at The Arter. If  you would like to see more photos from the great evening please follow this link.