On Saturday night our special guests stepped through the keyhole, kindly gifted by Harris CarpentryHarris Carpentry Limited (Epsom) into our secret garden; a magical land filled with soft and bouncy grass gifted by Perfectly Green Artificial Grass and hanging ivy. After being greeted by Alice and the Mad Hatter (from Acting Moon Events) who were ready for a picture pose, the Cheshire Cat was on hand to impress with his perfectly formed splits and acrobats whilst guests sipped their welcome bubbles sponsored by Insurancewith
The main room was transformed into an enchanted garden thanks to @reveriesevents filled with the perfect finishing touches of blossom trees, drapes and mystical colours to cast tree-like shadows on the walls.
The large hanging signage with secret gates that were gifted by Raccoon set the perfect scene for our exclusive party among the whimsical woodland.
Framing the blossom tree adorned stage were the hidden gardens and what lay inside was every golf lover and sweet tooth’s dream. A crazy golf course Crazygolf4u to the left and a candy floss machine @petworthdisco to the right kept everyone happy, with them snapping the moment in the fantastic magic mirror afterwards to keep the memory alive Animation Events Ltd
As over 400 guests settled down for their meal our very own local Maggie Cooper set the tone for the evening and filled the air with a variety of classical songs.
Each unique table was set with its very own personalised design created by the talented Flowers by Liz the tree logs gifted by Jake Shepard Arboricultural Services. China pots, flowers, moss and conkers hidden beneath the tea lights gave a realistic and authentic feel.
We welcomed our guests with a secret garden brochure on their place holders, designed by Lorraine Porter from Advance online along with a little gift from us; a silver pin to launch our new refreshed logo gifted by ML Badges & More Ltd
Our acts were in full swing as dinner was served before the clock struck 9pm and our guest speaker Josh Connolly was invited onto the stage. He Spoke from the heart and captivated the entire room with not a sound to be heard - we thank you Josh for delivering your touching story.
Following on from Josh’s emotional speech the great Terry Simms conducted the start of our live auction, raising some fantastic funds for the charity.
With everyone well and truly warmed up DJ Danny (DJ2k) finished the evening with his dance sets. Without fail he started the party with Lucy’s tune (Show me love) blaring through the sound system, with not many able to stay seated! The evening continued with great tunes and not a clear space on the floor to been seen.
Thank you to our main evening sponsors, Reveries Weddings APAC and Maple Parking - without you, Saturday wouldn’t have been possible. We look forward to partnering again in future events.
Well, where do we start. It’s been just under 3 years since we lost jim to mental health and we can honestly say we never thought we would have gone this far. Without the courage,support and love of Jim’s mum, Dad and brother we honestly couldn’t have carried on, but seeing how strong they have been for us pushed us on to do the best we can.
We originally just wanted to make people aware and raise some money for a charity. Since that time we have managed to raise a combined £50,000 and have partnered with the Lucy Rayner foundation. We can’t thank you all enough because without every single person that was involved we wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t be helping to save lives. Last night was a very proud moment for us both as we spoke to over 400 people at the lrf ball about Jim and why we do what we do. I couldn’t ask for a better brother than Jamie Lenny to do this with and I can honestly say that I am proud we both are keeping Jim’s name alive. We donated a cheque this year for £15,200 and we know it will be a struggle to beat but with the backing we have with our sponsorships and the generosity of everyone involved we are confident we can continue to beat this.
The ball was magnificent, as always I come away full of love and awe and appreciation for the Rayner family, for Lucy and her legacy and the ever growing influence and potency of the foundation, making a difference in a real and practical way. And so much beauty last night, not only the people present and the message but all the wonderful touches, the ivy clad entrance, the LOVE flower logo, the magical table 'gardens' with their glass bells, flowers and moss and the conkers hidden beneath the green lights. Another inspirational speech from Josh Connelly, and the list of accomplishments of the foundation, the money raised and the numbers of people helped, the services given, lives changed, hope restored. Happy Birthday Lucy and thank you xx
Such a wonderful night
What an amazing setting, everyone must so proud to display such a wonderful event of this tragic loss, my heart goes out to every one of you. Xx
A very rewarding morning Regent's University LondonFor #WorldMentalHealthDay we were privileged to have The Lucy Rayner Foundation visit our Tea & Talk session about working with young adults who have mental health challenges. Many thanks to the staff and students who donated money (& baked goods!) today.
We want you to know that at Regent's we are here to support you if you are experiencing mental health difficulties.
We can offer confidential advice & support, incl/counselling sessions. You can learn more about our mental health resources at our website: regents.ac.uk/student-support
You can also book an appointment with student support officer, just email: email@example.com.
If you're unsure about talking to us. You can checkout the following resources: Nightline, SANE Mental Health Charity, The CALMzone, Student Minds, The Mix, & Mind ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight we received a cheque for £5,000 from the Horley Lions Club who have been fundraising for our Charity over the last few months! We thank you for championing our charity and the support the club have given us! It is appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less