I am happy and honoured to report that Bombshell Revival Designs was approached and answered the call for its first charity creation and donation! This is a photo of the completed fascinator titled “Soiree”.
Towards the end of July, I received an email from one of the volunteers involved with an event being held by Candlelighters and CHEO in September, 2013. She knew of me and my work through a mutual contact and was wondering if I would be interested in creating a fascinator to donate to the auction portion of their gala fundraising event. She also gave me with the opportunity to provide 300 promotional swag bag items. I jumped at the chance! It was a wonderful cause as well as an opportunity for exposure and further promotion of Bombshell Revival Designs.
I took down some notes of what she was looking for – neutral colour palette, wearable by people of different tastes within the specified age demographic and topped off with Bombshell Revival’s signature style. I had the perfect supplies already in stock and once I started working on the piece, it just flowed together as if meant to be. I have to admit, I am very pleased with the results. It is glamorous without being too over the top, wearable with many other colours and quite on trend with the current love of fascinators and black and white palette in fashion right now. My contact was thrilled with the finished piece and has advised that they will have someone model the fascinator at the event in order to display it to full potential prior to and during the auction.
As for my swag bag items, I had promotional postcards created with my logo on the front and a special discount of 10% off any custom order printed on the back. One of these will be placed in each of the 300 swag bags that will be given out on the gold carpet at the event that evening. Not a bad trade off in my opinion – help by creating something I love to do for a wonderful charity and in return be given the ability to reach 300 potential new customers, including the one who has the winning bid on my piece!
Now as for the event and the fundraising cause, here is some information on what exactly it is all about.
Journey 24K will be held at Sala San Marco Banquet Hall [215 Preston Street, Ottawa] on Friday, September 20th, 2013. The event is being held to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs and CHEO. Funds raised at Journey 24K will fund the “Party Like a Rock Star” program which creates celebrations for children who reach the end of their cancer treatment.
The tickets are $75.00 each and include a 5 course meal, champagne and wine at each table, complimentary “swag bag” for each guest, pre-dinner “gold carpet” experience: swag, treats and hair and make-up touch-ups, photograph taken on “gold carpet”, music and entertainment, silent and live auctions and special guest speakers. There are also corporate tables available.
Here is a link through the Gabriella’s Groupies website with more on the event: http://www.gabriellasgroupies.com/journey24k
As for Gabriella, I encourage you to go to the website and read a bit about this courageous and life loving little girl’s story and how she has and continues to inspire and rock everyone’s world that has had the privilege to know and love her. It is for children like her and (God willing, never) our own children that organizations such as Candlelighters and CHEO do what they do each day and hold events such as Journey 24K.
The month this event is being held is fitting as September is childhood cancer awareness month.
I am truly and genuinely honoured and thrilled to have been sought out and asked to be a contributor, especially, on a more personal note, since having helped my own husband with his recent fight with and triumph over cancer.