My day WEARING IT ORANGE!
Published 17 May 2017
Last Saturday was spent in a haze of orange as I had the pleasure of attending Team Lisa’s 'Wear it Orange' event in aid of Breast Cancer UK.
This wonderful 12 person team will be pushing themselves to the limit when they complete the gruelling National Three peaks challenge in July – Saturday’s event was just the warm up!
It was such a privilege to meet this brave team of 12, who, by their own admission, are no athletes, but normal husbands, fathers, brothers friends and carpenters who have signed up to do this event in loving memory of their mum and friend, Lisa Sheppard.
So much effort was put into the Wear it Orange evening - with around 140 people in attendance, the town hall was packed to capacity. Guests presented their tickets on arrival to two very smart doormen, wearing orange (of course!) bow ties. Guests were assigned orange props to pose for a photo, before being given a welcome drink.
Inside, the hall looked fabulous, decorated in orange with Breast Cancer UK balloons and banners, there was also bunting and orange lighting which created a fabulous ambience. Team Lisa had even built a bar area to serve drinks to all their guests.
Entertainment was a DJ and two bands that were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. There were some fabulous prizes in the raffle, including a signed canvas picture of Ray Winston and Leonardo D’Caprio – which Ray Winston’s wife and daughter dropped off at the beginning of the evening.
There was also an amazing cake, with every member of the team climbing a mountain. A wonderful finishing touch to a magnificent event.
Team Lisa have so far raised just over £3,700 on behalf of Breast Cancer UK – but are still taking donations to reach their target of £6,000.
If you would like to make a donation to support the team, visit Team Lisa’s Just Giving Page
On behalf of everyone at Breast Cancer UK, I would like to thank everyone involved in making this such a successful evening. We would not be able to continue the work that we do without the support of people like this, and we are truly grateful.
Fancy getting dressed up in orange? Host your own Wear It Orange event, sign up to get you pack now!
Fundraising Manager, Breast Cancer UK