The photographs show a fabulously festive room full of glamorous ladies dressed in their finest enjoying some champagne and having fun at Christmas-time, but behind this sparkling imagery there is a heart of gold campaigning to help a fellow Mum stay around to see her three beautiful children grow up…
Dawn Ward hosted a Ladies lunch in her gorgeous Cheshire home last week and I was lucky enough to be invited along. The event was attended by around 70 of Dawn’s friends and family including four of Dawn’s cast-mates from hit TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire. As fun as the event was (and it really was) there was one very good reason everyone came along and bought a ticket – to help boost the Go Fund Me page of Polly Haydock. We will talk more about Polly and how we can all help soon.
Money was raised via a shopping event and a fantastic raffle where the top prize was a face-lift at Skulpt Salon – Dawn’s new business enterprise. Sadly I didn’t win it, nor did I win the £500 worth of Forever Unique vouchers donated by the lovely Seema. I did however have a great time and was thoroughly mesmerised by the live botox and lip filler treatments being demonstrated in the dining room!
Dawn even went one step further to raise funds and auctioned herself! Or a lunch with herself and her stunning cast-mate Misse to be more precise. This alone raised thousands for the cause and her speech really tugged on everyone’s heart strings as she reminded us that we may think we have problems but really we don’t until someone tells us that we have to leave our children behind. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house as we all imagined what it would be like to be in that heart-breaking position.
Guests were treated to a lavish three-course lunch and were entertained by well-known radio DJ Darren Proctor who kindly gave his time to help out and Dawn’s beautiful daughter Darby who I have to say, blew me away with her voice! Watch this space that girl is going places!
It’s safe to say the event went on into the night and a great time was had by all, and for such a very good reason… let’s get to the point..
Polly Haydock was diagnosed with stage 3 Colorectal cancer last year, aged only 36 and a seemingly healthy mother of three. After radiation failed to help Polly is now stage 4 and the cancer has spread to lymph nodes, liver, lungs and hip bones. Refusing to accept the death sentence she has been given Polly has researched and found a clinic in germany which offers targeted treatments with a good chance of success. The cost of this could be upwards of 250k – so Polly really needs our help.
Please go to Polly’s Go Fund me page and donate if you can – then share share share!
Thank you ladies and thank you to Dawn for bringing it to our attention and helping the cause.
My Children Need their Mummy
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