On Saturday 22nd October 2016, we hosted a party night at the North Lakes Hotel in Penrith to raise money for premature babies.
We sold over 120 tickets and raised over £8,000. We were gobsmacked by people’s generosity on the evening and since. People have been coming up to us in the street and handing money over and many people have been doing fundraising events themselves to help us raise money.
We set ourselves the target of £2,500 – this is what Phil had to raise for the London Marathon, which he is running for Bliss. We knew we had already made that before the night had started, so we thought anything else is a bonus. We had an auction and a raffle on the night as well and we made £4,000 on the auction and £1,000 on raffle tickets!
We still have a few events to go before we have done all our fundraising, so now we’re aining for £10,000. This money will be invaluable to the lives of other premature babies just like April and helping them get the best start in life!
Here are a few snaps from the night…