I was honoured to be asked to provide flowers for an event at the weekend. It was the 11th Anniversary Stardust Black Tie Ball for a beautiful charity called Me & Dee.
The Me & Dee Charity is a local Derby charity run singled handedly by Maria Hanson MBE It was her dream along with her cousin Delia to provide seaside breaks for those with life limiting illnesses and short precious lives enabling them to have that vital respite and to make some wonderful memories. Sadly Delia lost her battle with cancer in 2005 so Maria carries on that dream and along with her own disabilities she works all hours bringing happiness to many many people. The charity provide holidays on the east coast of the UK in Mablethorpe. These are available to anyone with a life threatening, life limiting illness and also ex serving military who have sustained serious injury and PTSD through their service.
So this event held at The Hilton, St Georges Park National Football Centre near to Burton on Trent in Staffordshire allowed 280 people to come together and raise as much money as possible to allow this charity to continue it’s magical work. It was fun glittery and a good time was had by all. Lovely food and dancing well after midnight, no I didn’t lose my glass slipper but I was ready to take my shoes off by the end.
Daisies and Poppies are the symbols for the charity and I provided artificial ones which were placed in vases around the welcome reception area. I also provided two gift bouquets as raffle prizes. These bouquets were made up of:
red roses, red gerbera, chrysanthemums, carnations, aspidistra leaves and beargrass.
All my services were given free of charge as a gift. It was a privilege to be able to contribute as I love this charity, it is truly very close to my heart. I hope I can help more in the future.
If you would like to know more information about the charity you can go to the website
Thank you for reading.