Well what can we say?
Today, we had the most festive few hours with the most wonderful people and raised lots of money for two very worthy charities. The Jack and Jill Foundation and The Victoria Thompson Scholarship do such incredible work for so many families and children all over the country. What better cause to do a fundraiser for before Christmas, than Children and their parents?
A few months ago, I commented to The Him that it’d be lovely to watch the Polar Express on the big screen again. “Make it happen then” he said. So I did.
Today, 220 smiling faces watched the Christmas Classic on the Biggest screen in Century Cinemas.
The queues began to form at the cinema from before 11am, with the excited crowd clutching their golden tickets.
Tickets were punched by the Polar Express Conductor, (The Him does have a fun side outside of Jim!) and everyone, EVERYONE, received a little Jingle Bell, just like the bell in the movie, as they entered. No one has any excuse not to believe now…
We thanked everone for coming and for supporting, before presenting a cheque to Sharon Thompson from the Victoria Thomspson Scholarship.
(We’re meeting a representative from Jack & Jill next week!) Then we told the girls and boys that the train needed some Christmas magic to get started, and so the crowd sang Jingle Bells before the much awaited feature.
And, just as we’d hoped, it was WONDERFUL! It’s a beautiful movie and the runaway train scene was just as spectacular on the big screen as it was the first time we saw it. The most magical part for me was when everyone started to jingle their little bells as Santa arrived. It was AMAZING!
And this evening, I’m smiling from ear to ear at the photographs of families at the event, and of the kids hanging the bells on their trees at home.
Thanks to our followers and friends, we were able to present over €900 to EACH of our chosen charities; The Jack and Jill Foundation and The Victoria Thompson Scholarship. But tonight, I can happily announce that the final total for each charity is a whopping €1000!
The event was sponsored by Rushe Fitness and wouldn’t have happened without Anne-Marie, Pete and Mark in Century Cinemas. Thank you all so much for supporting yet another one of my random ideas.
So that’s that… for now! It might just need to be an annual event apparently, but I’ll get tonight over me before I start planning anything else!
We do hope that everyone who joined us today had a wonderful time and once again, thank you to you all.
The S-Mum & The Conductor…