Do you believe in magic??
Do you believe that you can tell your friends, colleagues, neighbours that you are thinking of holding a charity auction and they will get behind you 110%?
Do you believe that, on a miserable December night in England - in a village pub - with the rain hammering down and wreaking havoc across the country -over 400 people might turn out to offer you support?
Do you believe that you can do this with NO costs - because your local pub will host the event (and feed everyone) for free?
And because the guys from your local civil engineering company
will pick up the tab for the cost of the marquee?
And because Norton & Brooksbank auctioneer Mark Lee will pull the whole thing together on the night absolutely for free - so long as his specially made rostrum comes complete with beer holders?
Well start believing.
Because it is nothing short of magic that this Little Soul ever left Birmingham Childrens Hospital ..... let alone is with us , 12 months later, holding proof of the amount of money an awful lot of amazing people helped raise for the hospital that saved her life.
So - over to Erin. Because what more can anyone say?!