This year has flown by. It doesn't seem that long ago that I got involved with the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life in May this year. Now it is only a month away from the event.
This doesn't mean that I am idle far from it. My husband and I are busy collecting clothes and bric a brac for the donation station to help raise money for this event. We attend committee meetings regularly. Last month we finally obtained the printed raffle tickets. Each and every committee member has been busy securing raffle prizes.
We are busy raising awareness of the event, recruiting teams, survivors and raising awareness of the Candle of Hope ceremony and selling candle bags for the event.
I just hope this event comes together and the weather is much better than the last two years when the event was held in Telford on a May Bank Holiday.
Our living room has looked a complete mess at times but been tidied up and bagged then taken to the Cancer Research charity shops.
If anyone thinks organising an event is easy think back to organising a wedding, table planning etc and then finding out a few days before people are attending or not according to various circumstances. On top of that risk assessments have to be carried out together with first aid cover. All we can do now is our best and hope things run smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves.
The main thing to focus on is that we make this a fun event for everyone involved and above all else raise money for a very worthy cause.
So this month is going to be busy for both me and Steve. It certainly beats moping around.
Best wishes to everyone.