Every year for about five years now at Christmas time I have helped organise and run a Christmas raffle where all the proceeds have gone to a various charity.
This year will be no different. I have already started emailing different companies asking them to kindly donate a prize towards our raffle.
I say this year will be no different to any other year I will do my bit for charity, but it will, for this year I will putting all my effort (and some more) into raising as much money as I can for the Lullaby Trust.
Why the Lullaby Trust? I was asked while I was promoting our event, well I said, the reason why I personally chose the Lullaby Trust is very very simple. A very good friend of ours Jennie Henley lost her little treasured angel MatildaMae to infant cot death.
Jennie and some very special family and friends are doing all they physically can to promote the Lullaby Trust and the everlasting memory of MatildaMae.
My wife and I asked Myleen Klass if she would be so kind as to blow bubbles to the sky in a tribute to MatildaMae when we we're lucky enough to meet her in Merry Hill Centre this summer.
Although that was a fitting little tribute to an angel in the sky, I did't think that was enough for me, I wanted to show my support in another way. So I decided that whatever we raise from our Christmas raffle would be donated to the Lullaby Trust in memory of little MatildaMae.
I have tried to reach out far and wide for prizes for the raffle. So far our local Kingswinford Co-Op store have kindly donated some nice bottles of wine and so very generously Worcester Cricket Club have donated two match day ticket to a game of the recipients choice but my biggest coup so far is from Worcester Rugby Club who have so very kindly donated four, yes four match day tickets to a game of the winners choosing.
I really hope that between now and the beginning of December our prize list will continue to grow and that we can raise alot of money for such a worthy cause and in memory of Jennies little angel MatildaMae.