Caroll’s Blog 25th September 2014

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As autumn sets in it was lovely to see Downton Abbey back on our TV screens. We were all glued to it on Sunday as we put final preparations in place for our Down Toon Abbey Ball tomorrow night. With the final visit to the Marriott to confirm plans and do a final tasting I am confident it is going to be a fabulous evening.

Thank you to AB Wedding Cars, North Walbottle, for supplying a fabulous Vintage Car adding a touch of glamour to greet our guests.

Of course, thank you to everyone who has supported the ball and a special mention to Clare Savory who has put so much effort into making sure everything goes according to plan.

The Hilton also deserve a big thank you for hosting a fabulous Glass Slipper launch for us on Thursday. It was lovely to meet up with some of the previous award winners, families of children we have supported, the judges and ,of course, our sponsor Gordon Brown Law Firm. We could not honour these amazing local ladies without your support, so thank you.

Nominations are now open until October 16 so please check our website or contact us if you wish to put someone forward. Everyone shortlisted will be invited to attend the event as our guest so if you know of someone special please check our website or contact me.

Our Glass Slipper Awards celebrate all the fabulous things the ladies of the North East achieve while also raising money for children we support.

Thank you again to Deloitte for choosing us as their Charity of the Year. Also to their employees for taking part in the London Triathlon and raising £3,000. Part of the money went to buy a bespoke Trike for Charlie Rath from Fenham, who has had lots of challenges. I took Graham Brough, one of Deloitte’s senior managers and also one of their 11 Triathletes, to meet Charlie.

It was lovely to see him so happy. Many thanks to the Deloitte Triathletes and Good luck to Charlie for the future.

We are all getting ready for tomorrow’s Ball, hair, makeup action! I hope you have a good week, whether you are a Downton Abbey fan or not ! All the Best, Caroll.

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