Severn Hospice Mad Hatters Tweet Up

Photo taken by Jim Hawkins

I am an active member of the Twitter community and always love a chance to meet the people I chat to on-line in person. Therefore, I was very grateful when Sarah (@Sazchik) and Teresa (@TheDinnerLady) organised a tweet up (a Twitter meet up) at the Severn Hospice (@SevernHospice) in Telford for an afternoon of fun, chat and fund-raising.

The lovely people at Severn Hospice provided us with a fantastic buffet and lots of tea and coffee. To help them out a bit, cake donations were requested and I was happy to oblige. Using my new found cupcake making and decorating skills, I made 24 cupcakes for everyone. It was my first time making them since my cupcake making course and I was really happy when they turned out well.

Along with the lovely food, there was a raffle to raise money, a Mad Hatters hat competition, storytelling by Val (@Valdary) and you could even support Seven Hospice by buying a cookbook. (I did!) Mar (@MarDixon) who helps run a Rainbow unit also brought along some toys that the children could play with outside. Kath (@TelfordVolServe and @FacingKath) made twitter birds that sold to make money for the hospice.

Photo taken by Jim Hawkins

The event was also supported by local celebrity and BBC Radio Shropshire DJ, Jim Hawkins (@Jiminthemorning) who took some of fantastic photos you see on this post. He is a lovely guy, always willing to support and help and I was very happy when he agreed to have his photo taken with me. Thanks Jim!

In total, the event raised over £300 for Severn Hospice which is an amazing achievement. Thanks to everyone who attended and a very big thank you to Sarah and Teresa for organising it, Severn Hospice for hosting, Kath for making the Twitter birds and  Mar for bringing the toys for the children to play with. I really enjoyed it and hope we can arrange another meet up soon.

Until next time,

Happy Cooking! :-)

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