Hen Party Planning

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Name: Dani Vincent
Location: Cheltenham
Profession: Trainee Solicitor
Bio: I’m 23 years old, and a trainee solicitor, having recently graduated from uni. I love shopping, socialising and keeping fit by dancing and doing zumba.

My Give as you Live experience:
When my best friend Rachael told me she was getting married I was so happy for her. It was going to be a beautiful wedding at Clearwell castle this time next summer, and even better that she asked me to be her maid of honour. I couldn’t wait to start helping her plan for her big day.

A week later, she called me up with some exciting news. Clearwell Castle had a special offer on and they had decided to get married sooner… in ONE MONTHS TIME! The panic set in pretty much straight away.

I had to help her plan her wedding within 4 weeks and more importantly, plan the hen do! I originally wanted to organise a short break to Ibiza but with an estimated guestlist of 50 women this was pretty much impossible to plan at such short notice.

When I discussed my hen party shopping list with my friend she suggested buying some of the items online through Give as you Live. I’d never heard of it before but as soon as I saw that most of my favourite shops were signed up I was instantly impressed, now I can feed my shopping addiction and give to charity. What a great way to justify my spending!

Despite the short notice I was determined to give Rachael a hen party she would remember and I don’t do things by halves. I decided to have drinks & food at my apartment, served by none other than a butler in the buff! Followed by a mini bus to Bristol, drinks in a few bars and VIP entry to an award winning nightclub called Oceana.

The website was so user friendly so when it asked me if I wanted to download the App, I thought why not? Having already ordered our sashes I googled pink L plate, and bride-to-be tiara, options for each came up in the App box along with how much would go to the charity.

I selected the ones I wanted and they will hopefully arrive in plenty of time. Now I know about Give as you Live I can use it nearer the time to buy the food and drink as well, I noticed Tesco and ASDA Groceries are signed up. That way I can raise even more money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.