Monday, May 31, 2010

Cupcakes for Cancer

Not long ago a dear friend of mine's husband was diagnosed with cancer. Horrible and sad news to hear :( Treatment is underway and with all the support, love and positive vibes that are being sent their way we are sure he will fight this and win!
It seems everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, shape or form and because of this so many are willing to get behind events such as May's Biggest Morning Tea http://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/

Not one to do things by halves or to take things laying down, my gorgeous friend organised a fundraising event like no other. Cupcakes for Cancer was an amazing event held last Thursday, which my girls and I attended.

This girl knows how to do things in style (Pics are below). Cancer council's colours of yellow and white featured throughout with flowers and a canopy of balloons and streamers cascading down through the middle of the room. There were kid height tables set up with, yellow table cloths and small white bowls full of every conceivable topping for a cupcake you could ever think of, along with bowls of brightly coloured icing. Cupcake stands full of cupcakes were just waiting to be decorated.
With aprons on the kids were "let loose" and made some cupcake masterpieces.
Of course the main reason for all this was to fundraise and as well as having a donation booklet there was a raffle that also matched the theme which was a hamper full of cupcake goodies. There was also information sheets to take home about "where the money goes" done up in cute little scrolls.

There was a hand washing station for the kids which was actually a great novelty, Ella washed her hands about 5 times!

When it was time to go there were even take away containers for the cupcakes we'd decorated with cancer council stickers and yellow ribbon to finish them off.

It was a wonderful afternoon and the main thing was we raised some money!
I had to share as I think my friend is just amazing, to do all this is one thing, but to do with the turmoil of your husband going through treatment - not to mention with two kids in tow, is inspirational.

I urge you all to donate!!

Jen
xx



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  2. such a great cause- your friend has done such a fantastic job with the fundraiser ..i totally understand i have someone very dear to me at the moment who is fighting cancer :( xx

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