A few weeks back I was invited to a gorgeous event to help raise money for Martin House, organised by Branded 3 PR. I work with Branded 3 on a few things, so I was more than happy to help them out with raising money for an amazing charity. Martin House is a hospice based here in Leeds that provides children with life- limiting conditions and their families somewhere to stay while receiving the support, rest and care they need.
Our mission as bloggers was simple, bring some of your unwanted clothes to donate, buy any clothes they catch your eye, have some high tea and mingle with other bloggers and finally have a good time whilst raising money and awareness for a charity. I couldn't possibly say no!!
I was a little late to the event, having been at a press event in Manchester, but I made it in time for the important bits- such as high tea. The event was held at the Just Grand Tea Room, which can be found in the Grand Arcade here in Leeds City Centre. It is such a gorgeous location and perfect for that vintage tea feeling- very girly and very in keeping with the style of the event!
There was a mini quiz we took part in and I am happy to advise that Team Stripes won! They got a photo shoot voucher to have some creative photos to be made just for them. There was also an auction, with was so much fun and competitive. My fellow blogger friend Gabby was a little ruthless- when she wants something she will get it!!
The competitiveness was all for a good cause and I have to say it helped towards raise some serious cash; in total we raised £300 for Martin House.Also, any clothes that weren't sold were donated to Martin House to sell in their charity shop.
A few of us bloggers stayed for a long time just chatting and mingling. Finally we were gently pushed out, but not before we were given amazing goody bags by Snapdragon which cute personalise quotes unique to each blogger. Mine was amazing and one of my favorite quotes from a favorite book of mine The Great Gatsby. Keep an eye out on my Instagram for a picture of it!
Thank you again to Branded 3, Martin House and Just Grand Tea Room so such a lovely evening. Guys I want you to check the Martin House website and please donate where you can; I cannot think of anyone more deserving of donations for the hard work and love they give.