We ditched the Garden Party idea and moved everything inside. Nearly 30 of our closest friends and family gathered together to drink copious cups of tea and scoff ridiculous amounts of cake, all in aid of The M.E. Association.
Sunday 12th May = M.E. Awareness Day. I went all out and embraced the colour scheme.
The virtual party went down well too! Lots of people entered the little quiz I'd posted earlier in the week and I'll get the scores added up and let you know who the winner is later this week.
I can't thank you all enough. Not just for yesterday but for your continued love and support and friendship.
I'm not sure how I imagined yesterday would go but with a total of over £200 raised, just from eating cake, well it's just wonderful!
I think I was more interested in the raising awareness side of things. By hosting a charity event I think it brought it home to people that M.E. IS a real, worthy cause. I felt a bit miffed after I'd managed to have a shower and get dressed (for the first time in a few days) because my body decided that it was done for the day. The party hadn't even started! I don't think the nerves and adrenaline and anticipated helpedd. But a bit of purple time later and I was able to enjoy the day. I think I even came across as a normal, functioning human being. I had a wonderful day with my favourite people. Let's not dwell on the payback just yet...
I tried to do an informative video post last night but, after many attempts at forming coherent sentences, this was the best I could do, tired, croaky voice and all!
Thank you all so much for being there, either virtually or physically.