Now I'm no neuroscientist but I do know that it is a proven scientific fact that giving or even just thinking about giving or doing something for someone else lifts your mood and makes you feel good!
Hi, my name is Danni and I'm a giver!
So being a giver doesn't necessarily mean you need to go out and buy extravagant or uber expensive gifts for people... I definitely don't because in general I'm skint! Giving can be anything from your time and attention, love, encouragement and support... and nice little gifts if you can afford it (just incase my husband reads this!).
I want to help people! I want to be amongst those that are making a difference, those that want to make the world a better place...don't you?
On that note let me introduce you to husband and wife team Toby G and Jo. Now these two have done some truly amazing things and quite rightly so are starting to gain acknowledgement and recognition for their huge efforts over the last decade. They are both so inspiring and have given so much to disadvantaged children and young adults throughout the city. If you live in Plymouth you will or at least should have heard of The Street Factory Studio and the massive plans to build the world’s largest Hip Hop theatre and Hip Hop education programme.
There really is way too much for me to write here in a blog post so why not head over to their Crowdfunder page or visit their website streetfactorycic.com and watch some of their videos because honestly they're seriously inspirational!
As you know I'm a mummy and I'm extremely passionate about teaching my children about manners and principles, respect and gratitude and I believe that we should all try our hardest to always be kind and help others especially those around us... love thy neighbour and all that. So I want to help the wonderful people at the Street Factory because they are our neighbours and they're trying to help our children and our community. They're making a positive impact and they need our help...
I'm not a dancer... although I fancied myself as a bit of a shaker and a mover back in school when I was part of the dance squad jigging away to BeWitched, ooh and if I'm being honest also when I first discovered alcohol and Union Street I loved to hit the dance floor when a bit of RnB was blasting out from the DJ booth! What I'm trying to say is don't worry I'm not about to announce that I'm going to attempt to do a dance off to raise money.... instead I'm going to organise a Bridal Fashion Show and all the profits from ticket sales and the raffle will go to The Street Factory Studio Fund!
So the date for the "Get Your Freak On" Bridal Fashion Show will be in March! Date and venue location will be announced asap. I only came up with the idea a couple of hours ago so I'm still waiting for people to reply to me, I guess it is Saturday evening and people have social lives so I'll look to fill you all in Monday/Tuesday of next week with more details!
If you would like to be involved in some way then send me an email. I'll be ever so grateful for anyone who would love to sponsor the event, donate raffle prizes, model our awesome dresses and suits, wedding suppliers to help before and after and of course wonderful couples to buy tickets to come along and have some fun!
“Give. Even when you know you can get nothing back.” Yasmin Mogahed
Love and respect D x