Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Guiding Stars

My friend Rhiannon, from our church youth group, is off to Sweden for an International Guiding Event next summer, representing the East Midlands. But she needs to raise nearly £1000 to fund the trip. So her Mum, Emma, and fellow Guide Leader Teresa helped by laying on a Christmas Meal last Saturday.

Hayley, our Youth Worker, brought her band along as entertainment, and I provided the alco-free bar [using drinks generously donated by members of Connexion after our Conference – thanks everyone] The evening raised over £500. So Rhiannon is well on the way to her target. Somehow the photo I took of her didn’t come out!

But Emma and Teresa are shown in the collage below, along with band members and the fancy cocktails!

rhiannons fundraiser 11 13

I kept the drinks menu incredibly simple, using the various bottles donated by Connexion friends to concoct four different coloured cocktails – red, orange, golden and purple [btw the ‘twist’ is some blackcurrant]


Memo to self – do not stay out till nearly midnight working as a barmaid when you are due to be preaching the next morning!


  1. Sounds like a great evening was put of for everyone. Love the sound of those drinks too.

    x x

  2. Winter warmer for me ,please.
    Jane x

  3. Tut tut, you dirty stopout staying out late because of cocktails!!! Luckily it was for a good cause!!!x ;-)

  4. Ha, ha; can't remember what I was going to say now that I've read Kezzie's comment!


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