Finally got my feet up

Finally got my feet up at home with a magazine, lovely smelling candle wax burning from Cheshire Candles and admiring our lovely flowers that we received at Millie’s Ball last night from the fabulous B for Balloons and I Do Venue Dressing whom made me cry with their speech about how we inspire them. (This was totally unexpected as we knew nothing about this little bit of the evening – but it was so lovely of them). 

So many people have been working hard on our ball this week and everything went so smoothly last night and by the chat we’ve heard, most people were impressed with what we pulled together and are already asking us when the next one is! I need to sleep a little first 😀 

It is so overwhelming when you stand in front of a room and realise that all these people are here on this night together because of your family, because of your daughter. Thousands of pounds were raised in Millie’s memory last night and this was done with lots of smiles and laughter throughout the evening and from people that had travelled from literally all over the UK and Ireland to be in Manchester just for Millie’s Trust! In particular here is our local Councillor Mark Hunter who has been a massive help with the fight for Millie’s Mark with Denis Naughten from Ireland who flew in specially for our event as he is a huge a big supporter of ours and wants to continue helping with our promotion in Ireland.


The venue looked absolutely stunning courtesy of I Do Venue Dressing and B for Balloons in Stockport who literally worked their socks off to get it just perfect for Millie. In fact, I have never heard so many people complimenting a room decor at an event so much before, it was so lovely to hear. The girls did themselves proud! 

 How amazing does it look? These girls have some real talent and I’m proud to call them our friends.


Little Leo of course came to the ball, this is what he thought of it …

I’m only kidding – but this was a greatly timed shot! He actually had a lovely time whilst being looked after by his Grandma Jackie and then was taken upto bed in the hotel around 9.30 where he fell asleep whilst his Grandma watched over him, with a few visits from mummy of course! (Can’t help myself)…

He was soon in this state;

The party carried on downstairs though as he slept through and by the feedback we have had people had a fantastic time and the atmosphere was truly very special in the room – there are some fabulous photos coming out at the moment! 


So this is one huge thank you to everyone who was involved with the ball, whether you donated your time, a prize, played in the band or were soloist for us, packed up goodie bags,volunteered for us on the evening, bought a table,decorated the room for us … we genuinely want to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts because without you nights like last night would not be a success!

One last thing we did today to do with the ball was take some of the balloons down to Millie’s resting place – we always do this after our events. It looked beautiful again when we left.

So it’s time to get some sleep, close the fundraising file on the ball and start planning the next one! 

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