Not in Florence but back in London for a couple of weeks – I was very happy on Tuesday 2nd June to attend a charity gig that my friend  Melissa Hay invited me to.

It was held in the beautiful Warren House in Kingston , where I was delighted to find a home from home with  Italian style gardens and another Sala Bianca, complete with pillars and chandeliers similar to, if a lot smaller than, the one in the Pitti Palace in Florence.

Warren House had donated the use of the room to aid the fund raising for this good cause.

The aim was to raise money to help build a central London Haven for those suffering from breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Support Centres

Mel and her friend Sue are working with Future Dreams, who are recruiting a 1,000 women to help raise funds through the build the new £5,000,000 Future Dreams breast cancer retreat, which will be situated in the Kings Cross area giving easy access not only to Central Londoners but also sufferers who can commute to Kings Cross or St Pancras stations.

It is be run by The Haven, the already successfully well-established breast cancer support network.

The Global Charity Trust has set up The Prize Draw to help Future Dreams hit their fund-raising target.

The Prize Draw enables individuals to be philanthropic, whilst at the same time gaining the opportunity to WIN once in a lifetime Luxury Experiences worth from £500 to over £5,000 from around the world. The prizes consist of fine dining evenings, designer clothing, 5 star hotel breaks, exquisite jewellery, through to unique works of art and much more.

Each £20 ticket gives the buyer 40 individual entries into The Prize Draw and is valid for ALL the Luxury Experience Prizes for a full 12 months from their first online log-in. With new Luxury Experiences constantly being added entrants are in the running to win these too, giving even more value to The Prize Draw and those who enter.

Once a Prize Draw card has been purchased, the applicant goes on line to activate their card. All the luxury prizes can be seen on this

If you are interested in supporting Sue and Mel to help to build the Haven, please donate £20 per card on their just giving page and they can supply you with cards, which you will be able to activate and participate in the fabulous luxury prize draw.

Alternatively if you are interested in becoming a builder yourself please get in touch with Future Dreams.


Future Dreams also sell gorgeous scented candles that you can buy online, which not only make your home smell wonderful but also make you feel great for buying one! – I am taking mine back to Florence for my dear friend , now recovering well from her own dice with the disease , Tuscan Personal Chef Lisa Banchieri.



Contact point to sign up to help Mel and Sue raise their target money is

Thank you.