Last year we started our Networking and Shopping Event. It was a great way to come together on a social occasion to network across our groups and buy some Christmas goodies from local retailers. It was also nice to do our bit for those children who spend their Christmas in hospital. We raised money via a raffle of prizes that had been kindly donated by our members. We asked the hospitals what would be the most useful gifts to donate and every penny raised was spent on a shopping dash to purchases toys and DVD’s.

The nurses on the wards, children and families were extremely grateful of the gifts and that we had been thinking about them at what is traditionally such a fun family time for children. So the event is repeated again this year and we will come together at Cotton Court in Preston on 18th November to enjoy networking shopping and raising some funds for the toys again.

This year’s event has been sponsored by Ribby Hall “Events and Banqueting”, who wanted to show their support to the event and donate our star prize of a six person Cottage at Ribby Hall Holiday Village.

We also have prizes donated by: Jeanette’s Florist, Holistic Harmony, Pampered Chef, Rowan Handbags, Caci Clinic, Excel Coaching, Design Fix, Aikido Shudokan , Mary Kay Cosmetics, Aggie McGuiness Photography, Cheiron Chiropractic, Canal Boat Cruise, Sweet Salsa, Ezi Pezi Online and Lancashire Wine School.  We would like to say a huge thank you to the generosity of all these local businesses for their kind donations and all of the Pink Link Ladies who have purchased Raffle tickets or who are participating in the event.

How can you help?

We would like to spread the word of how we celebrate Christmas with other businesses and spread a bit of cheer to the children. We have a Complimentary Family Ticket for the Dungeons, one of the best things to do in Blackpool. These tickets have been donated to celebrate the opening of the dungeons at Blackpool Tower please use these links to view this fantastic attraction.

It admits 2 adults and 2 children. Please RT this blog link so that other people will be encouraged to do something for the children in their local towns this Christmas. We will enter all RT’s into an exclusive Twitter draw tomorrow night and the winner will receive the tickets in the post.

Help us to spread some cheer this Christmas


Coral Horn, Pink Link Ladies

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