On Saturday 4th July I went along to Music in the Gardens, a music event in Sheffield by The Rotary Club. I went not only to listen to the wonderful Proclaimers but also as a representative of Crohns and Colitis UK – South Yorkshire to shake buckets and sell programmes in order to raise money for my favourite charity!
It was a fantastic event that is now in it’s 10th year, each year the club choose charities to support and we were over the moon to be chosen this year. Set in the gorgeous Botanical Gardens in Sheffield, the event was sold out and filled with music lovers who filled the space with blankets and picnics for an evening of music and charity.
I took along my husband Timm and eldest son Charlie to help out on the night, along with CCUK members Cherylyn, Ryan, Ruth and her partner and we had a brilliant time, all the event goers were really generous and lots stopped us to talk about either their own dealings with IBD or those of a family member or friend. It was great to get to chat face to face with so many and I even got recognised as “that bad ass girl” – Fame!!!
We raised £769.06 for Crohns and Colitis UK and couldn’t be prouder!