On Saturday 26th August it was my late daughter’s 21st Birthday so to mark the occassion I held a Charity Ball at Quy Mill Hotel. There were 76 friends and family and it was a sit down dinner follwed by an Auction of Promises and a Raffle and finishing off the evening with a disco.
The room looked wonderful with Sunflowers and White Roses and Ballooons on each table-those of you that remember Ayesha would know of her love of Sunflowers! Thank you Barnwell Florists!
There was also a very clever Magician called Dean who amaized guests with his fast ‘slight of hand’ with card tricks at the tables-there was much laughter and gasps of delight!
My dear God Father-Graham, a retired Master of Ceremonies dusted off his Red Suit to do the honours of keeping the evening on track for me-so a big Thank you to him!
Keeping the evening on track
I am sure Ayesha would have approved, it was such a happy and memorable eveing and the most wonderful and heart touching part for me was it raised £3,500 for COPARS!-a charity very close to Ayesha’s heart.
A quick announcement of the details of our annual day out to the pantomime!
On 15th January 2016 at 13:00 we’ll be enjoying Beauty and The Beast on show at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmonds
The day is free to all COPARS members (membership to COPARS is also free!), please let us know if you’re able to attend this great day out by dropping a line to the COPARS secretary
Panto fun at The Theartre Royal
Sunday 10th January saw this years trip to the pantomime in Bury St Edmunds, Jack and The Beanstalk was the latest tale entertaining Copars members.
It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves!
The milk song!
Sunday 4th January saw this years trip to the pantomime in Bury St Edmunds, Cinderella was the latest tale entertaining Copars members.
It was great to see both new and familiar faces this year, with good fun had by all!
Copars fun at the panto!
More Copars Panto fun!
Shortly going up on the walls of C2 Ward will be our poster to advertise this years pantomime! If you’re on the ward, do look out for it.
COPARS recently held its second Build a bear day out in Cambridge, where we helped patients & their siblings to create a special cuddly friend.
Bears on backs!
We had lots of furry fun instore, where the kids chose new cuddly companion, then filled and accessorised them! It was great to see all the smiles on the day A BIG thank you to the Build a Bear staff for their help too!
Yesterday saw the annual trip to the pantomime in Bury St Edmunds, the Copars contingent had a lovely day watching Aladdin.
Members started arriving at 1130 in the Greene Room at The Theatre Royal, before taking their seats for the 1200 show.
The performance features a 22 strong cast, singing and dancing their way through the storyline, delivering plenty of laughs on the way. After the intermission, Copars members were in fine voice interacting with ‘Widow Twanky’ and were entertained right through to the grand finale at the close of the show.
The cast of Aladdin outside The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
After show refreshments were provided again just down the road at The Angel Hotel, with cream teas the order of the day. It was great to see so many members enjoying themselves during and after the show, we’ll soon be announcing this years schedule of events so please do let us know if you’ve any requests or suggestions.
COPARS recently helped patients & their siblings to create a special cuddly friend at the Build a Bear store in Cambridge.
Some new furry friends were made at build a bear
We had un’bear’lievable fun instore, where the kids chose their new furry companion, stuffed, brushed and dressed them! It was wonderful to see so many smiles today
Thank you to the wonderful Build a Bear staff for their help too!
Going up shortly on the walls of C2 Ward will be our poster to advertise this years pantomime! If you’re on the ward, do look out for it.
Aladdin at the Theatre Royal
We’ve recently been alerted to some issues that are occurring with The Dove Trust, and their online charity portal ‘Charity Giving’.
Anyone who is currently fundraising for Copars through Charity Giving should contact The Dove Trust at:
Phone: 0845 130 3683
Fax: 01362 686 208
Post: PO Box 92, Dereham, NR20 4WD
The website Charity Giving are no longer accepting online donations, so Copars are actively seeking out an alternative method for online donations. We have a shortlist of sites, and will be making an announcement over the next few days.
Thanks for your patience on this matter.