I know, I know, I’ve stayed away from the blog for far too long now. In my defence, I have bought my first home, started a new job and generally been living a frantic life for the past few months. Not to worry though, I haven’t forgotten about CLIC Sargent, and that’s why I’m back – to share lots of exciting new stories!

Cupcakes & Cocktails for National Cupcake Week

Life may be throwing more than enough challenges my way at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop fundraising for CLIC!

National Cupcake Week12 – 18 September is National Cupcake Week and this year as well as promoting cupcake makers, they’re promoting my favourite charity. That’s 2 of my favourite things combined, so of course I had to mark the occasion.

And as I have more than enough to be getting on with at the moment, I’ve passed the reigns over to the lovely Tiffany of TJB Events.

Tiffany is a simply fantastic events organiser who creates conferences, parties and gigs that ooze creativity, class and impeccable organisation. When she decided to start her own events consultancy, I knew she was the lady to call for my next CLIC Sargent event!

And I wasn’t wrong, she’s working on a Cupcakes & Cocktails Party that promises to be simply fabulous. Tickets are free, so go ahead and book your ticket now.

The CLIC Sargent James Bond Ball

I had a lovely weekend just the other week meeting up with some of the other members of Team Awesome to go to the James Bond Ball to raise funds for CLIC Sargent! Lots of money was raised (although my contribution to the swankiness and auctions was admittedly limited) and it was generally a fantastic night:

James Bond Ball

With lots of special touches:

James Bond table dressing

Golden Strawberries

And even more special people:

The Ball with the Golden Gun

Me and Mr Bond

Visiting Malcolm Sargent House

While we were in Scotland for the ball, we were lucky to be shown around CLIC Sargent’s Malcolm Sargent House. This is a holiday home for children with cancer and their families. Young cancer sufferers can visit during and for up to 3 years after their treatment ends. And if treatment doesn’t end well, there are special weekends for families who have lost their child.

Malcolm Sargent House is like a home from home and a 4* hotel all rolled into one. A beautiful house right beside the beach it offers great views and something for everyone – from a jungle gym and miniature village to pool tables and electric guitars. For young people that it feels luck has forgotten they are lucky to have the chance to escape from it all to this haven.

So that’s my news, I promise not to leave it so long next time. How have you all been?