It is no secret that myself and my Him LOVE Christmas.
We’ve been discussing a few ideas for fundraisers over the past few months and decided one wet and dreary Sunday in October, while we were all snuggled up with the girls watching The Polar Express (yes, Christmas Movies start in October in our house!), that it would be amazing to see it on the big screen again. (It carries memories of our first Christmas together…aaaaaw!)
So! Lightbulb moment!
An hour and 2 phonecalls later, and we had it sorted!
AnneMarie and Mark in Century Cinemas Letterkenny were as excited as we were at the prospect of showing this Christmas Classic as we were. They have kindly offered us the use of their largest screen on the 2nd of December at midday. The rights for the movie had to be acquired and paid for, so Mr Rushe Fitness offered to sponsor this and all the tickets for the movie. The advertisement and tickets were designed for us, (as usual) by the incredibly talented Lorraine from LorAyn Designs. I swear this girl can see into my brain. That in itself is a talent!
The proceeds of the event are going straight to two very wonderful charities which benefit families all over Ireland:
which provides care and love to so many children each day
The Victoria Thompson Scholarship, a Donegal charity which supports the creation of palliative care services for young children.
On Friday last, we announced our plan.
We put tickets on sale for 90 minutes yesterday.
We sold out.
And so now, the golden tickets have made their way into hundreds of Donegal homes and we will all gather together to enjoy OUR favourite Christmas movie on December 2nd.
Apologies to those who didn’t get tickets and thank you so very much to everyone who has supported this event.