FRIDAY 3rd May marked the start of some major fundraising for @womenVcancer.
Tracie Gunningham, Lynda Penny and Zayli Gunningham hosted an Audrey & Elvis fundraiser at the Plymouth Venue (Plymouth’s up and coming function space used for weddings and parties)
All guests were encouraged to come dressed as a version of ‘Audrey or Elvis’ the guests didn’t disappoint!! Everyone who attended made an outstanding effort helping ‘set the scene’ and adding to the various themed props which were dotted around the venue.
The evening started with welcome drinks supplied by Plymouth Gin, followed by Marks Summers as Elvis who had the guests up dancing, working up an appetite ready for the gastronomic American themed buffet .
The food was plentiful and very tasty!!
The doughnut wall was the perfect ‘help yourself’ pudding supplied by Edible Essence an award winning cake decorator and supplier.
The guests had the option to enter the raffle for £5 and the total raised was £275.
Tracie Gunningham publicly thanked the local companies and friends for their generous support and donations. Listed as below.
Welcome drink - Plymouth Gin
Table runners and candelabras - Vanda and Bill
Cupcakes - Helen Brann
Doughnut wall - Edible Essence
Car prop - Kevan Kennedy
Slow cookers - Heather Nail, Sharon Everson, Claire Felton, Helen
Hot plate - Egi Tracey Rebeiro
Silverware - Egi
Chocolate Lollies- Annemarie West
Design- Ian Gunningham
Prop making - Zayli Gunningham
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES TAKEN ON THE NIGHT BY HAWK EYE PHOTOGRAPHY
Everyone had a super time.. but the night was yet young. No time to sit down.. time to ‘rock n roll’ Kevan Kennedy and Julie baker from the Lemonfrog dance company delivered a basic ‘jive’ lesson.. it was so much fun and EVERYONE was smiling and wondering at their new found skill.
The guest then spent the evening dancing to party tunes.
A donation of 50 breakfast at Tiffany themed cupcakes were made and donated by Helen Brann (a good friend of Tracie’s) and displayed on a stand, loaned from Drake’s jewellers.
The cupcake toppers were all hand-cut out by Tracie’s lifelong friend Annemarie West..
making these a great little ‘take home’ gift.
The total profit raised and donated to the charity totalled £1365.
The ‘Thailand Trio’ are ‘ecstatic’ with the success of their first event.
Just wanted to share just one of the lovely messages we received after the event.
Hi Tracey, I'd just like to say that.......Your Charity event was absolutely incredible! ..You all created THE Most perfect evening on Saturday .. what with the decor, buffet, your guests were lovely, so friendly & fun...& Mark as Elvis, mingling on the dance floor! Wow! ...an amazing combination of Elvis Presley & Audrey Hepburn! ..there wasn't one lady in the room who didn't imagine they were the real Audrey!! Haha .. admittedly I felt her spirit too! You looked fabulous.....I wish you all the very best in your fundraising in the future, & I hope there will be more events like that one in the future too.. I'm not on facebook but I wanted to tell you how Matthew & I so enjoyed the experience,....and tell your husband, for me to win the best prize in the raffle was amazing too...the toolkit!!! Haha ...thankyou ..
FUTURE FUND RAISING EVENTS
PUB QUIZ on Saturday 14th September at 7pm. It’s being held at The Fortesque Pub on Mutley Plain.
TICKETS £10 more info here https://www.facebook.com/events/2574843772742254/
SILENT DISCO on Saturday 5th October at 7pm . The Plymouth Venue, Victoria House, Peverell.
TICKETS £15 more info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1167252536770694/