THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We raised an incredible £6,600.92!
It was a really fantastic night, a great crowd and the band were just amazing.
Thank you to all businesses and friends who donated raffle and auction prizes. Thank you to the fabulous team of friends and my family who helped out before and on the night. We were a great team and I could not have done it without you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart - you will make a big difference to those whose lives are affected by epilepsy.
love Sarah xxxxx
Come to our charity gig in Bow, Devon, on Saturday 18 May 2019!
We have an incredible band, Vicious Kitten, a four piece, high energy pop/rock covers band playing, a Hog Roast and BBQ, Bar, Grand Raffle and Auction in aid of a little-known but fantastic epilepsy charity, The Daisy Garland (registered charity number 1106530).
If you want to join the event on facebook - click here.
Tickets include entry to the gig, Hog Roast and a dessert.
You can buy tickets with cash, by using this link to Virgin Money Giving or by bank transfer. If you buy tickets on Virgin Money Giving or by bank transfer and I don't know you, contact me so I know who you are! Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 01363 82795. I'll give you a ticket number and tickets can be collected on the door. If you'd prefer, you can have your ticket at time of purchase, just don't lose it!
You can buy tickets from me with cash, by using this link to Virgin Money Giving or by bank transfer.
I have a gambling licence registered for Isabelle's Fundraiser.
Vicky's Mobile Hairdressing - cut and blow dry worth £22.50
Paint Pots of Devon - voucher for a Pottery and Prosecco party for 6 adults worth £60
Lash Extensions by Sammi Milton - voucher for full set of lash extensions worth £35
Martinswood Farm - preserves, honey and egg hamper worth £28.70
The Daisy Garland - magnum of rioja and 2 bottles of fizz
Hearts & Crafts - Devon - handmade doorstop, 2 hearts and bunting worth £24
Tucker's Country Stores - £10 voucher
Bow Garden & Aquatic Centre - £10 voucher for the Waterside Restaurant
Quicke's Traditional Cheese - £10 voucher
Stay in Media - £50 voucher off a holiday
Fox and Hounds Country Hotel - Cream tea for two
Jo McGilvary Illustrations - beautiful watercolour picture cards
County Chiropractic, Exeter - Chiropractic new patient consultation worth £56,
Flotation Therapy worth £40 and
30 minute massage therapy worth £38
Life as a GLUT1 Keto Mum, Emily Wheatley - silver daisy necklace and ring
Boden UK - £50 voucher
Taw River Dairy - voucher
Eden Project - family entry for one day
National Trust Castle Drogo - admission for 2 adults and 3 children
Mole Avon Country Stores - Mole Avon hamper
Crediton Milling Co. - 6 sacks of layers pellets
Vital Pet Products - large dog gift and accessories hamper
Clip n Climb, Exeter - 4 Clip n Climb sessions
National Trust, Killerton House - admission for 2 adults and 3 children
Trago Mills - £20 voucher
RHS Rosemoor Gardens - admission for 2 adults and 2 children
Princesshay Shopping Centre Exeter - £25 voucher
Next - ladies' perfume, men's grooming set, set of 4 mugs, makeup brushes
Blondie's Groom Room - voucher for one full dog groom worth £30
Spreyton Press Cider - gift box of cider
Riverford Organic Farmers - voucher for large seasonal veg box worth £20
White Hart, Bow - £20 restaurant voucher
Tesco, Crediton - a child's blanket and toy
Lord's Meadow Leisure Centre - voucher for family swim
Graylings - 3 vouchers for £5 off a restaurant or takeaway meal
Lula Harka - tooth fairy pillow
The Waie Inn - family pass for The Waie to Play
The Drewe Arms - Fish and chips for 2 on any Wednesday in 2019
House of Marbles - £20 gift voucher
Spreyton Village Shop - 3 boxes of luxury truffles
From my fantastic friends:
2 Lovely stationery sets
YSL Paris Perfume
Bottles of wine
Gordon's Premium Pink Gin and Glasses Gift Set
Jo Malone gift
Moet & Chandon champagne
Set of three decorative picture frames
I'm blown away by your generosity. Thank you Katie, Rachel, Katharine, Becky, Louise, Sarah and Anna x
Each of these auction items are listed in more detail on the auction list page.
Maison Rachou - 2 nights B&B accommodation in the Pyrennes
Life's Little Adventures Photography - family photoshoot and 10 high res digital images worth £85 (Devon and Cornwall)
Paula Barker Photography - photoshoot and 20 high res digital images on USB worth £95 (East Sussex only - 30 minute drive from Ripe)
Window to the Womb, Exeter - 4D Scan for ladies 24-34 weeks pregnant including a wellbeing check of baby, 4D scan, 4x printed images and all digital images worth £99
Jo McGilvary Illustrations - a 3 beautiful prints
Exeter Chiefs - signed rugby ball
Okehampton Golf Club - round of golf for 4 people worth £60
St Austell Brewery - Brewing Experience and lunch for 2 at the visitor centre in St Austell
Plymouth Gin, Blackfriars Distillery - guided tour for 4 adults at the gin distillery in Plymouth
Travel Executive - Executive taxi for up to 8 people; return transfers from Spreyton (or nearby) to Bristol Airport worth up to £400
Jezabel Gin/Peculiar Gin Company - Gin Fest tickets for 6 people on Saturday 28 September 2019 worth £45
Chrissy Morgan Photography - family photo shoot (either Cullompton or at the winner's home) worth £80
Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite (near Perranporth/St Agnes) pitch for 2 nights camping with electric hookup for a family of up to 6 worth up to £45.
Exeter City Football Club - signed photograph of the 2018/2019 team
Ground Up Cookery School - £100 voucher towards a course at the Cookery School
Watkinsons Farm Glamping - 2 night luxurious camping in a beautiful bell tent in Lancashire
Luke Pearce (rugby union referee representing the Rugby Football Union) - one of his referee shirts signed by the England Rugby Team
My 6 year old daughter, Isabelle, was diagnosed at 10 months old with a rare and catastrophic epilepsy called West Syndrome which damaged her brain and caused Global Developmental Delay.
The Daisy Garland is a little known but fantastic charity (registered charity number 1106530) which has been a lifeline to our whole family in terms of ongoing emotional support and in providing a night time breathing monitor so that we can sleep at night knowing that she is at a much greatly reduced risk of SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy Patients).
The Daisy Garland also provides fully funded dieticians to the NHS so that Isabelle can use the incredible ketogenic diet as a form of treatment alongside three strong anticonvulsant epilepsy drugs. The ketogenic diet is often used as a last resort when medications or surgery do not control seizures as it is extremely strict and complicated. It cannot be undertaken safely without a referral from a paediatric consultant and without the support and guidance of a trained ketogenic dietician.
Isabelle started the ketogenic diet in December 2017 after eight different medications failed to bring seizure control. She was taking three of these strong medications at the maximum possible dosage and was still having 80-100 seizures each day. Incredibly, since starting the diet, Isabelle’s seizures have reduced to 5-10 a day, her cognition has hugely increased and we have even been able to wean her off some of these strong drugs a little.
It’s incredible what she has achieved, against all odds, and we are incredibly proud of her. This would never have been possible without The Daisy Garland providing the dietician to the NHS.
All proceeds will be donated to the Daisy Garland (see their letter below).
Come along, bring friends, buy raffle tickets or donate a prize.
I am holding a grand raffle and auction at the event. If you would like to donate a prize for the grand raffle or auction please get in touch on email@example.com or 01363 82795.
We have secured sponsors for the food, all of the spirits, all of the Devonshire cider and we are part sponsored for Devonshire ale. We are now looking for sponsors for the remainder of the price of the ale barrels.
Thank you so much in advance. Your donations will help other families whose lives have been touched by epilepsy. xxxxx
Vicious Kitten - discounted rate
Ian Rendall, Hog Roast and BBQ caterer - discounted rate
Burridge Printers - discounted rate on leaflet printing
John Fowler Holidays - £750 donation
Peck & Strong - chocolate brownies for dessert and use of fridge van for the bar
Taw River Dairy - ice cream for dessert
Vicky O'Neill - bespoke Daisy Garland bunting and tablecloth sourcing
The Moorland Group (South Zeal) - £50 donation
St Boniface Vetinary Clinic - £50 donation towards the gin bar
Promise for Paige - gin for the gin bar
The staff at Bow Bears Pre-School - a bottle of rum
Conker Spirit - gin for the gin bar
Atlantic Spirit - gin for the gin bar
Westward Farm Gin - Isles of Scilly - gin for the gin bar
The Happy Ocean Company - paper straws for the bar
Teignworthy Brewery - discounted rate on 4 barrels of Old Moggie and Beachcomber ales
Co-operative Bow - discounted rate on all wine
Ground Up Cookery - gorseflower infused white rum for the bar
Morrisons, Crediton - £25 towards drinks for the bar
Sandford Orchards - 40 litres of their new cider Rib Tickler
Waterbridge Golf Course - loan of the till for the bar
Thank you also to my generous friends who have donated a bottle of gin or rum to the bar:
Chris and Leanne, Tim and Paula, And and Marina, Gem and CJ, Colin and Tasha, Theresa, Rich and Ellie, Lisette and Mark, Emmi and Martin, Heather and Jon, Sammi and Charlie, Em and Jack, Alex and Pete, Moira and Rob, Eve, Erin. You're all lovely x