Hi I have just booked a place at a charity event to be held at the Botley Park Hotel on the 19th October 2008.
Probably the best way to tell you about it is to copy and paste the email that I received today from Sarah Beattie.
Firstly, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sarah Beattie and my husband James and I are Patrons of a charity called ‘Sophie’s Appeal’. This very special charity was started up in memory of a beautiful little girl called Sophie Barringer, by her parents.
We first met Sophie when my husband was playing for Southampton Football club and Sophie was the match day mascot. Unfortunately, she was suffering from Wilm’s disease. Horrifically this cancer of the kidney claimed Sophie’s life in December 2004; she was only six years old.
Sophie’s parents, Mike and Lin, have dedicated their lives to help sick children and their parents whilst being treated either in hospital or the community. They have up to date raised over £100,000, as well as opening ‘Sophie’s Place’, a children assessment area in Winchester Hospital, where Sophie was sometimes treated. This is no means the end of it, they also fund research for future treatments for childhood cancers as well as sponsoring dream holidays for terminally ill children.
There is no getting away from it that this charity is extremely worth while and close to James heart and mine. As Yvonne has already explained to you, on the 19thOctober 2008, I am organising a Fashion Show at the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, in Southampton, in order to raise as much money for this amazing charity. We have launched a model competition in the South for 12 women and 4 males to actually be a model in the show. The model Competition Night Final is on the 21st September at the Macdonald Botley Park also. We are having a panel of local celebrity judges to select these finalists.
Thank you so much for your time in reading this email and I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you would like more information about the Charity then please visit www.sophiesappeal.org or don’t hesitate to call me.
We will be exhibiting at the show and taking photographs of of the event, these pictures will be available to buy from our website with 80% of all sales going to the Sophie’s charity.
Please take a look at their website [link] and if you can help they will be very grateful.
That’s it for now. I will blog again soon. Colin