There is that old saying, you never know till you ask. Well the last few weeks have certainly proved that to me.
As I've written about before, this October I'm organising a charity dance event, Rock your Frock to raise funds for ovarian cancer research. I'm hoping it is going to be a great night, there will be plenty of good music, lots of dancing, I'm planning a fun activity or two, plus there is the chance that there will be men in dresses. And you always know that the minute a man puts on a skirt, it is going to be a good night.
As the weeks have passed, the planning has gone on and it has started to come together.
However the most amazing thing has happened - free stuff has started rolling in. I just asked people and the next thing I knew, I got the venue for free, the sound and lighting equipment for free, and all of a sudden it meant that every dollar that comes in the door can go straight to charity.
But the generosity that has really knocked my socks off has been the prizes, oh my goodness the prizes. I was hoping to be able to gather a few prizes together so that I could have a raffle, or maybe even a silent auction. I really hoped that some of the dance schools who were attending would donate a prize, and they sure did - at last count 4 dance schools have confirmed prizes and I think there might be one or two more still to come. Spurred on I started asking around ... and then the prizes really started rolling in!
There is the gorgeous handbag, the flowers, the jewellery, chocolates from Koko Black, a massage, tickets to The Stomp, HP donated 2 (!!!) photo printers and an X-box! To be honest, it is all slightly overwhelming and completely humbling.
A month out from the event, I'm getting so excited, surely with this much goodwill we are guaranteed a fantastic night.
If you are Canberra based, or will be in Canberra that weekend, do come along. The details are:
Rock your Frock - the Frocktober Dance Party
Saturday 15 October 2011
7pm - late
German Harmonie Club, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah
Cost $10, tickets at the door with all proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.