Hello beautiful ladies…..I’m just popping on to say hi all the way from the beautiful Isle of Wight, we maybe a small island but by god we’ve taken it by storm! Let me share our news with you all……a few months ago the charity Wessex Cancer Trust announced their crisis appeal on the news, to raise £600,000 by 31st January or face closure…..Harry Rednapp jumped on board as an ambassador and publicly announced his promise to help with the campaign, as the charity is close to the heart of a lady who attends one of my classes we just had to do something! So we all rallied round and put together in a matter of weeks our second Burlesque-athon. Myself, Amanda Cooney and Vicky Fisher (instructors) organised the dancing aspect and the the amazing Jade Lawrence and Sarah Dann took the reins on the publicity side of things, arranging stalls, cakes etc, we even had our very own BCD®️ photographer Laura Holme who not only took part in the dancing but jumped in and out to take all the fantastic photos too! We had the fabulous Marilyn opening the event aka ‘Foxy Faux Fur’ Drag extraordinaire, Tony Dye our fabulous Butler in the Buff…. With approximately 40 ladies taking part it was certainly a day to remember…..and we raised a massive £2273.75 for Wessex Cancer Trust.
Lorraine the events manager for fundraising from Wessex thanked us all personally by attending our class so we could proudly present the cheque to her and the excitement did not stop there as she invited me as a special guest to go and meet Harry Redknapp at an exclusive Wessex meet and greet, so Harry could thank the fundraisers in person, only downside is I wish I could of taken all the girls but sadly this was not possible.
A BBC Radio Solent presenter paid one of my classes a visit recently as she was very intrigued as to what we get up to in class…..Melanie came and interviewed a few of our ladies and chatted to me then audio recorded some of the class in action, so hopefully I will be able to post the link up soon once she has released it.
And finally…..The Cabaret Team! I am very excited to announce that we have our very own Cabaret Team, after much stress and hair pulling under the expert guidance of Boss Lady Donna we have BCD®️ IOW Cabaret Team, with a blend of talented ladies who have shown true commitment, determination, sass and the ability to perform to a very high standard. So if you want to add something different to one of your events then give me a shout, available for bookings now, but be quick as 2020 diary is filling up!
Sending you all my love and sass xxx
Sarah Spillane (Mimi Vin Rouge)
Area Manager Isle of Wight