Blingo is a huge event to organise and one much loved by those who organise and certainly by those who attend.
Our first list of thank you’s must start with
The Roxburghe Hotel itself – they very kindly sponsor the reception drink! Cheryl Burns has looked after us very well for the past few years.
Grant Stott – what a lucky charity we are to have him on board as a Patron. He is a really lovely bloke and so funny. I hope he has a wee song prepared for us again this year. His rendition of Joseph last year was just brilliant.
Tonya Macari – Tonya does us proud as Ambassador and hosts Blingo for us every year.
Mike Lowe – well it wouldn’t be Blingo without Mike. Mike is the Bingo part of Blingo! An incredible man – witty and generous and we all love him to bits.
Team Blingo – what would I do without Susan Stewart? Quite the most amazing right hand woman anyone could have – always asking me ‘what can I do?’ then just scooting off and doing it. Most of the team preparing on the day itself are her family! Marlyn Minto, our Company Secretary Trustee – much like Susie just takes tasks on and does them brilliantly. Tia Miller is celebrating her first year anniversary of working with us first with finances and now in a role she was born to, supporting us at events. As bossy as Susan (in the nicest possible way, ladies) I just do as I am told when they are around! As well as our core team there are many lovely people who help us by securing prizes for raffle and auction, wrap them to make them look world class, support us at the event selling raffle tickets, making sure our guests are happy and the less glamorous roles like clear up! Thank you to each and every one of you.
Of course Blingo is a fun event – but its serious side is to let guests know about our work, to raise funds to let us realise our dreams – our biggest thanks go to the families who help us do that. We wish we didn’t know them this way but sadly we do. We listen, we react, we aim to make a difference.
It’s Good 2 Give wants to be known as the practical charity – providing nutritional snacks, practical and fun workshops, parents packs and, in time, the retreat.