Lancaster Meet Up – Friday 4th May
Hosted by Vicky – A Cupcake Mum
Lancaster, it’s up north. Well north England anyway, it’s almost forgotten about but it is smack bang in the middle of the country. It’s where I live, have lived for the last nine years and a place I hold dear to my heart. Most people look puzzled when you say Lancaster, it’s the capital of the county LANCASHIRE – it is not Lancaster Gate in London, it is not Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is a city, we have a cathedral, an amazing university – well two actually, we are on the edge of the Lake District and have excellent transport links – but somehow, we end up being a sleepy forgotten about place, but to me, it is the perfect place to hold the North’s #BlogitforBabies event on 4th May 2012.
Blogger, Mammasauruaus, is travelling the country to spread the word about the Blog it for Babies campaign which is part of the Build it for Babies campaign,founded by Save the Children. Faced with the task of organising something for the #BlogitforBabies I got to work on doing what I do best, pulling together networked contacts from around the area and putting together a mash up event which I hope will be a great end to the week of events across the country.
I have pulled together an event for 4th May which will be held at Lancaster House Hotel, just north of Junction 33 of the M6. Lancaster House Hotel has kindly provided a function room and court yard garden free of charge to us for the event. The room will be set up for us to use between 2pm and 7pm on Friday 4th May. The event will host companies like Pampered Chef who will be in attendance during the day to do cookery demos, providing sample cooking and sharing tips with everyone who comes along. There will also be pampering activities going on, make up and make over tips – just the treat for us busy Mum’s!
We have fantastic and fabulous raffle prizes from the following companies up for grabs!
English Provender – A huge basket of chutneys and cooking ingredients from one of the companies featured in the recent episode of The Apprentice where they had to make chutney
Noodoll – A wrapped gift from the Noodoll range of stationary holders and books
Soap Dodgers – Children’s Clothing range who have supplied a prize
Bag a Book – Covers for books to turn them into handy bags, have sent through four bags for us to give away
Find Me A Gift – are sending something through to us, it will be a surprise
Buy A Gift – are also planning on supporting the event by sending through a treat for a prize winner!
Arteria Lancaster – Gift Shop supplying art and home ware gifts are supplying a mystery prize
Lancaster House Hotel – Three Course Sunday Lunch for 2 people at the award winning restaurant
Safe Nails for Kids – Nail Polish for children, something special for the little princesses in our lives
And much more! This is just to start off with, there are more companies contacting me to express their support and provide donations too!
We also have Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean coming along to pose for photos for a small donation to charity. Come along and pose for a photo and wow your friends and family!
Of course, no event would be complete without cakes, cookies, chocolate and all things baked and devilishly good. We would greatly appreciate it if, like many coffee morning events, you can bring along cakes and treats for us to sell for donations to the Blog it for Babies fund. Lancaster House Hotel do a fantastic range of tea and coffee which will be on sale at the bar – grab a drink and find a table, eat cake, get pampered watch cookery demos and meet fantastic likeminded people and share your story whilst raising money for an excellent cause.
We would love for you to get involved and if you are a business that would like to support this event please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Blog it for Babies – The North
Friday 4th May 2012
14:00 – 19:00
Lancaster House Hotel
Families and children welcome
Exit M6 motorway at Junction 33 and follow signs towards Galgate, Lancaster and Universities. Follow the A6 approx 2 miles, there is a turning on the right to Lancaster House Hotel indicated by brown signs. Turn into Green Lane and follow the road up and round to the double gates of the hotel. Parking is free within the hotel car park.
Lancaster is serviced by the main train line that runs from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh, it has connecting stations at Preston and Manchester. The quickest way to get to the hotel is by taxi – please ring 01524 848848 upon departing the train to call for a taxi. You will need to let them know which platform you have arrived at and your destination. The fair should be between £7-£10.
If you would like to take the bus from Lancaster City Centre there are frequent bus services to Lancaster University which is located at the same site as the Hotel. From the bus station in Lancaster you may board an x1, 2, x2, 2a, 3, or 4. This will take you to the university campus and it is a short walk from there to the hotel. A day ticket which allows travel across all of Lancaster and Morecambe costs approx. £4.50 – Please ask for a day saver when boarding the bus. The bus station is located around 4 miles from the university and hotel.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on any of the events in the Blog it for Babies campaign.