So, this Christmas we are going to be hosting our first charity ball. Our little book group has been quite stirred up over the issue of human trafficking (slavery) after a few books we have read around the subject. We decided to get together with more of our good local mates and do something about it. Sadly, this is not the whole group. Some had to work and some well, lets be honest, told me where to go when i asked them to come round at 9.15am looking gorgeous for a photo to go in the local press! This one is just us messing around, but is my personal favourite.
We are holding our ball on Monday 19th December. It is £25 a ticket which includes a three-course canape supper, some fantastic music from our resident DJ (that'll be Steve then) and all sorts of special 'sideshows' which altogether will be everything a person needs to get into the Christmas swing! The planning has been great fun - especially when cake is involved.
It is all in aid of the 'purple teardrop campaign
' which is a national organisation dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking. It is hard to believe that even in beautiful and quaint Devon, this is still a live issue and one we need to educate ourselves to recognise.
Thank you to Theo, whose role is entertainment at each meeting . The first meeting we had he awoke from his sleep wearing a witches hat, and at this one he made use of the tea-cosy..never a dull moment... x