There are some words you never want to hear. Hearing them is the worst thing in the world but when they apply to your only child it is so much worse – your whole world is turned upside down and torn apart in the blink of an eye.
Here are just some of the things I heard in the space of 348 days and the emotions I felt when I heard them…
April 23rd, 2016 sees our 5th Annual Ball at Beamish Hall Hotel Winter Gardens. The ball is a lovely opportunity to dress up and have some fun, wearing Posh frocks and DJs (or lounge suits for those who prefer to look less like penguins!).
Do you run a small business, or have a friend who does?
We can help them meet their Corporate Social Responsibility aspirations with our new Corporate Partnership project. Businesses will have use of Henry Dancer Days’ unique Corporate logo as well as other PR benefits (and certain other options which can include Ball Tickets to our Annual extravaganza at Beamish Hall in April)
You know that feeling when you’re just dozing off? You’re snug and warm and can finally relax?
Imagine then that there’s a machine, 3 feet from your face, beeping the same aggravating high pitched 3 notes over and over and over. A curtain swishes open and a torchlight illuminates the machine (an IV Drip) as someone turns the beeping off…
SO…This is my least favourite time of year. We lost Henry in early November and his Birthday is on January 10th. It’s dark, cold and, this year, very wet – to the point of terrible floods in Lanchester.
Henry Dancer Days has had a tip off which enables early entry before the Great North Run general ballot is opened on Saturday!!
How many times have you have made a New Year’s resolutions knowing that you don’t really have the motivation or willpower to go through with it? Come on, I can’t be the only one!
Christmas Day has been and gone and I had a ball in the Great North Children’s Hospital playing Mrs Claus.
So here we are on Boxing Day – many of us will start to feel stir crazy in the house and have had the traditional family argument over the Monopoly/Scrabble board or gaming session. Time, then to start looking at further shopping opportunities in the Boxing Day and January sales. If you’re planning an online splurge, please remember that when you use easyfundraising.org.uk you can raise donations for Henry Dancer Days without any extra cost or effort.
For a small charity, our Season of Goodwill has been year-long. So many people have organised events, done sponsored runs/tennisathons/slims, donated personally, contributed as businesses or come to our fundraisers and Ball. I can’t thank them enough.
“So here it is, Merry Christmas…”
It would be easy to be rather ‘Bah Humbug’ having lost Henry (who always made Christmas special for us) and particularly this year as Gary’s working for most of the holidays, including Christmas Day.