Special moment treats and experiences, for lasting memories where time is short
My name is Maria Hanson and I created me&dee as a registered charity in 2006.
As a disabled woman, I know only too well how treats can become the bottom of a priority
list. My very close cousin Delia and I often spoke about this, and how we would like to set up
our own charity, providing treats and special moments where time is precious, conscious
of the impact that a treat created for just £100 can have, with personal attention
to create special memories.
I carry her and our dream in my heart, and six years on, me&dee is creating over 200 special moments a year, and in addition is supporting oncology wards in hospitals and in
hospices with nominations, and our ‘comfort pack scheme’.
Me&dee now has to raise £3000 a month to cover this heavy demand. Our office rental cost is covered by Essendon Charitable Trust, and a minimal amount is given for our accountant and 10 hours a week of minimum wage for part time staff. Otherwise ALL funds raised are put directly to covering 20 nominations a month and our comfort pack scheme which has its own facebook page.
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David Gest and Maria
David Gest (left), major Hollywood producer and
life long friend to the late Michael Jackson, is
confirmed as patron of me&dee and has already
shown his support by donating many of his personal items for auction, emails and phone calls to Maria,
and arranging his ‘Music and Magic Celebration
in May of this year to fundraise for me&dee’.
Natalie Allen and Maria
Natalie, Woman Business Owner Award Finalist 2012, held a ball for more than 300 guests in May 2012 raising a staggering £10,000. Me&dee is self funding and relies heavily on sponsorship and support to cover 20 nominations a month, our hospice and oncology ward work and our valued and very much needed comfort pack scheme. NATALIE’S FUND RAISING AND SUPPORT COVERED 3 FULL MONTHS OF ME&DEE COMMITTED WORK.
HEAD HIGH & SMILE – was written for James, when diagnosed with leukaemia, by his daddy Brian.
Brian’s words were put to music by Daniel de Bourg. Brian, James’s mommy Michelle and Maria would like to thank
Daniel for bringing Head High and Smile to Life. With thanks to Lesley & Martin Reith for creating the cd’s and covers.
I BELIEVE performed exclusively for me&dee by FULL CIRCLE, made up of singers that auditioned for
the BBC’s ‘the Voice’ and put together by Paul Stuart Davies who is joint owner and voice coach at
Elite Music Services. Details for download at www.fullcircleofficial.co.uk – the sales from downloads
will continue to raise funds for me&dee. Listen to I Believe.
GUIDING LIGHT – is not for sale but Maria loved it when she heard it. It was written by Paul Stuart Davies
and performed at our 2012 ball along with being recorded for our new presentation video. Listen to Guiding Light.
If you would like to donate to me&dee , you can visit www.justgiving.com/meanddee/donate or you can contact us
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"you can shed tears that they are gone, or you can smile
because they lived, you can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what
they would want...smile...open your eyes...
love...and go on".