The S-Mum, Maria Rushe contacted me and asked if we’d like to be on board the Polar Express adventure on December 2nd 2017.
Although we aware of Maria’s awarding winning blog, we had never met her. Golden tickets were printed and she sold out in 90 minutes! But I know that a great deal of time and organisation went into raising the €1,000 for our scholarship (and another €1,000 went to the wonderful Jack and Jill Foundation.)
We got a present of tiny bells on joining the excited queue. Of course the children had to get their photos taken with the Conductor Emmet who punched their special tickets (Rushe Fitness sponsor and husband of Maria is the conductor.) We took our seats with an excited packed cinema.
Presenting the cheque to us, for funds already in our account, shows you the organisation of Maria Rushe.
The overall tally is now a whopping €1,000 each for the two charities.
Christmas is hard for those who’ve lost loved-ones. Having this event told us that although we are without Victoria again this Christmas ….. her magic lives on. Thank you to all involved and to all who came. The spontaneous tinkle of those bells when Santa arrived on screen was very moving.
Large gratitude to Rushe Fitness, The S-Mum and Century Cinemas. Although Victoria never got to the cinema – she has now, in her own little magical way.
Thank you Maria Rushe x The S-Mum from all at The Victoria Thompson Scholarship.