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Pussy Doll Palace – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Sponsor

October 23, 2013

Pussy Doll Palace, Tyne and Wear

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor

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Earlier in 2013 TOWIE’s Jessica Wright played host to the grand opening of our second store in Newcastle-Upon- Tyne. PDP2 has proven a real attraction with the local Geordies thanks to its fabulous decor, unique ambience and gorgeous products. We work tirelessly to stay on top of the latest trends in order to provide our customers with the best the fashion world has to offer.

Our web site is a beautiful digital world home to a vast array of fashion, bling accessories and a huge selection of hair pieces in every style and colour imaginable. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are vibrant, bustling emporiums of fashion ideas, inspiration and conversation!

We believe that looking great and feeling your best are one and the same and should not come with a huge price tag. We persevere to bring the best of the fashion world at affordable prices for everyone, the second the trend hits if not before!

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Our aim is to be the first name on everyone’s lips and the ‘go-to’ web site when you are celebrity clothes spotting on-line, in magazine or on TV!

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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Social Media Consultancy Limited, County Durham

October 7, 2013

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SMC 220213-10The Social Media Consultancy Limited was formed in January 2012 by Jayson Gurney, after spending 12 months successfully organising and host 3 regional monthly Social Media Cafes in Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle through his IT business, SOHO IT Solutions.

The main aim of the Social Media Cafes was to help small business owners, managers and non-profit group members to embrace Social Media in an open and friendly networking environment.  Jayson appreciated the need for free professional advice, guidance and support – all the regional Social Media Cafes, of which there are now 5 – Darlington, Durham, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Hartlepool still offer FREE support.

The business has gone from strength to strength – it now offers affordable hands-on training workshops to help business owners gain the skills to manage their own Social Media presence.  In addition to this it has established two monthly Support Groups, again aimed at helping business embrace social media to promote their products and services.

Late in 2012, Jayson received an unexpected phone call from HootSuite inviting him to become a Partner. Several months later, The Social Media Consultancy becomes an official HootSuite Pro partner – strengthening their skills within the Social Media market.

Once again, The Social Media Consultancy have been nominated for a “What’s On 4 Me Award”, last year we made the finals, but 2012 was not our year.  Hopefully, 2013 will be our year as we have been nominated for two categories.

  • Best Hobby to Business Support
  • Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group

We are delighted to have been nominated and would like to thank everyone for their loyal support.

Jayson Gurney, Managing Director

The Social Media Consultancy has been nominated in the following two categories Best Hobby to Business Support and Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group. To vote for The Social Media Consultancy please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

If you want to keep updated and find out how to attend our glittering Awards Ceremony at Earls Court in November, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Xmas, then add your details here

 

 

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Make Scents, Hartlepool

August 23, 2013

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Make Scents’ first shop was opened after a yearning to provide space for UK crafters to showcase products and also to provide local children with something to do.  Almost 18 months on, things have grown slightly and we now have two shops in which we provide space and support to UK crafters as well as playing host to the most fantastic children’s parties, ladies groups, workshops, short courses and so much more.

Make ScentsAdults can come along and learn basic craft skills, children can come along and create their own bath bombs, lip balms and even soaps and everything we do is aimed at all ages.

We visit groups and clubs doing demonstrations for those less able to make their own and also run community workshops making sure we engage with as many people as is possible.

Our children’s based events are very popular and our workshops, parties and kids club are usually booked up well in advance and we have even had some great blogs written about our parties and events. The most recent being a blog by a well known children’s party supplies company – which we’re particularly proud of as it was the result of the company asking their customers to nominate their best kids party experiences and I was amazed that Make Scents kid’s parties had an entire blog dedicated to just them!

I hope to build on this by winning the What’s On 4 Me Award for the Best Music, Arts or Craft Activities or Events Provider category and it would be amazing to achieve this!

On a final note, I’d like to say good luck to everyone who is the Voting Stage, we all deserve it!

H x

Make Scents has been nominated in the category Best Music, Arts or Craft Activities or Events Provider. To vote for Make Scents please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

If you want to keep updated and find out how to attend our glittering Awards Ceremony at Earls Court in November, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Xmas, then add your details here
 

Activity Discounts and Freebies

April 24, 2013

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What’s On 4 Me have scoured the web to bring you all the best ACTIVITY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES all in one place, and we’re adding more each day ~ so follow this Blog and check back again soon!

 

See here for National and Online Discounts or use the map to find your regional Activity Discounts!

toptable diners reveal their top 25 most romantic UK restaurants

February 6, 2013

In anticipation of one of the most romantic days of the year, toptable, a leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK along with its parent company, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN), revealed today their diners’ top 25 most romantic restaurants. The list reflects the combined opinions of approximately 400,000 reviews submitted by verified toptable diners for nearly 4,000 restaurants across the UK.

The top 25 shows French cuisine as the hot choice for romance ahead of Valentine’s Day this year, accounting for almost half of the list, while Italian and British are also proving popular romantic cuisines. Despite the growing popularity of Asian food amongst UK diners, there was no room for Chinese, Indian or Thai cuisine in the top 25, with the list consisting entirely of European restaurants.

“Romance can mean very different things to different people but a gorgeous meal, perfect service and warm atmosphere make for an undeniably romantic combination. Each of these restaurants offers a different romantic experience, but all are truly best of class,” said Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations at toptable.

“When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the top restaurants fill up quickly so it is always best to book early. However, many diners still wait until the last minute and plenty of availability can be found on toptable.co.uk. Last year, almost 30% of bookings for Valentine’s Day were made on the 13th and 14th February,” she added.

Fred Sirieix, General Manager of Galvin at Windows, which was included on the list commented, “We are obviously delighted to be recognised as one of the most romantic restaurants. It is especially humbling knowing the distinction is based on diner reviews. We strive to create singular experiences for all our guests and when it comes to romance this quality is especially important.”

The top 25 romantic restaurants in the UK are generated from approximately 400,000 reviews collected from verified toptable diners between January 2012 and January 2013. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.

toptable top 25 romantic restaurants in the UK:

Apsley’s A Heinz Beck Restaurant – London, Belgravia

Chapter One – Kent

Chez Bruce – London, Wandsworth

Clos Maggiore – London, Covent Garden

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, Belgravia

Galvin at Windows – London, Mayfair

Galvin La Chapelle – London, Spitalfields

Gauthier Soho – London, Soho

Kendell’s Bistro –Leeds

L’ortolan – Reading

Petrus– London, Belgravia

Quantus Restaurant & Bar – London, Chiswick

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London, Chelsea

Roux at The Landau – London, Oxford Circus

Seven Park Place by William Drabble – London, Green Park

The Fat Duck – Bray

The French Table – Surbiton

The Greenhouse – London, Mayfair

The Grill at The Dorchester – London, Marble Arch

The Ledbury – London, Notting Hill

Theo Randall – London, Belgravia

Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham at DUKES LONDON – London, Green Park

Topes – Kent

Trinity – London, Clapham

Viajante – London, Bethnal Green

About toptable Reviews

The toptable reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honoured a toptable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to toptable can access reviews for thousands of toptable restaurant partners across UK. The toptable reviews program has generated more than 2 million reviews by verified diners in the UK.

For more ideas about how to spend your Valetine’s Day and to wiin great Romantic Prizes see www.whatson4me.co.uk  

12 Steps to a Healthier 2013

January 9, 2013

Its January again and everyone is like a bull in a china shop going full steam ahead with their new year’s resolutions of Diet’s, Gym Memberships and Detox’s for the month. We think it is fantastic that so many people at once are so health conscious and are doing their upmost to make a difference to their weight and lifestyle.

However wouldn’t it be great if for once we all didn’t have to go through this crazy phase that sometimes is an “overwhelming” experience and becomes so intense that it is unsustainable and by February we’ve all had enough? We all blame ourselves when we fall off and feel like we have “failed” but it’s not our fault.

Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t spend most of the year “on” and “off” the wagon?

We can’t spend all of our lives on a Diet, hammering the gym 5 X per week or starving ourselves.

Imagine never having the stress of being on a “Diet” ever again! But feeling well, in good shape and living a balanced lifestyle?

Now there is no “easy” route to getting fit, healthy and losing weight (unlike what so called experts have you believe) BUT there is an easier less frustrating way that can last a lifetime. Yes really!!

A “lifestyle” is the answer, a lifestyle that we create over time for the “long term”. Making positive changes that work, that are healthy and that become as normal as brushing your teeth every day. Eventually turning bad habits into occasional treats, good habits, every day habits and finally being able to find that “happy balance”.

In this blog we advise that you take 1 of these resolutions per month and spend that month only focusing and making that ONE positive change to become a habit for good. These 12 Tips will eventually create HUGE results over the next 12 months so that next January you don’t have to stress or go through all of this again.

Here it goes 12 resolutions to change your health and body shape in 2013…

  1. cokeDrink water and maximise hydration – A hydrated body is the first most important step before embarking on any type of health or weight loss kick. The human body is made up of 70% water so this vital to get right. Tip: Aim to consume 1 litre of water for every 50lbs you weigh. This will help keep you hydrated and speed up fat loss.
  2. Avoid Diet sodas and drinks – Many of us drink diet sodas because we are tricked into believing that they contain “no sugar” and are less fattening. Wrong! Diet drinks can label and market as low calories, no sugar and less fattening, HOWEVER they do not mention that they contain “Aspartame”, a chemical sweetener that is a 200 times stronger than sugar and has a devastating effect on our bodies fat levels. Tip: Avoid or reduce your fizzy drink intake by half and avoid after 12pm, replace with water. If you do drink fizzy drinks as a treat opt for full fat. 
  3. Low fat = Get fat – We would strongly advise you avoid ALL low fat products including yoghurts and sauces. The problem with low fat products today is they are marketed and labelled as less calories and fat, however the fat is stripped and replaced with the white enemy “Sugar”. Aim to only consume the full fat options if you must including full fat butter and full fat bio live natural yoghurt. Tip: Remember we need good fat to lose fat so get yours from avocados, seeds, nuts, coconuts, and oily fish, etc. 
  4. blood-sugarControl blood sugar levels – The most important action you can take for fat loss is maintain a balance in your blood sugar levels, do this by avoiding anything that contains more than 5g of sugar per serving. NOTE: Excess sugar=Excess fat gain. Simple! 
  5. Kick the Cardio – Steady state cardio such as running, X-trainer, cycling, walking and aerobics will only burn 1/5 of the amount of calories that HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) will. HIIT training is the most effective way to burn fat. Tip: Try this, 20secs of fast running or cycling followed by 20secs of recovery for 5minutes. 
  6. MRTIntroduce MRT – MRT is Metabolic resistance training. MRT is so good for fat loss today that there is nothing else as quick and effective. Why? Because it is all about boosting our natural metabolic rate (the rate our body burns calories. Tip: Create the “Afterburn” effect and burn thousands of calories for up to 24hours after this MRT workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjFZrPOvhuA 
  7. Get complex with your carbs – It’s time to say goodbye or dramatically reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates if you want to increase energy and decrease your waistline. These include bread, pasta, rice and white potato. Why? Because they are either heavily processed, contain wheat and gluten or cause our bodies to gain and store fat. However do not panic as Complex carbohydrates are going to be your main source or carbs and these are healthy, tasty foods such as: Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, all vegetables, grains, legumes, brown rice, quinoa and rye toast etc. Tip: Aim to consume carbohydrates on the days you work out. 
  8. Throw away the calorie calculator – Avoid living your life by calories, sins and points! It’s time to start eating when you’re hungry, stop when you are full and just think about the foods you are putting into your body. Calorie restricting and starvation diets will only lower your metabolism and we all now know what that does! Less is definitely not more. Tip: Stop looking for fat and calorie content on foods and look for wholesome natural foods and check sugar content. 
  9. Ditch the Sit-ups and Crunches – Sit ups and crunches are extremely out dated, cause lower back and neck damage as well as do nothing for your that six pack. Aim to lose fat from your tummy by eating correctly, doing MRT workouts and doing “Core” work for your tummy toning such as planks and hill climbers. Tip: Try this core workout 2-3 times per week or add into your current workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU5YpqNwP2Q
  10. juiceAlways eat breakfast – Yes this sounds very cliché but it is very important. Eating breakfast is like putting fuel into your car for the journey ahead, the journey being your day ahead! Skipping breakfast and not eating for hours will affect blood sugar levels and result in you craving a carb or some sugar. Your breakfast will also kick start your metabolism for the day providing it’s the right breakfast. Tip: Aim to eat breakfast within 45minutes of getting up on a morning.
  11. Not So Special K – Cereal is the quickest and tastiest breakfast for most of us with a busy lifestyle; however it is one of the most damaging foods to our health and waistline. Cereal was once nutritious as a whole grain or wheat before being highly processed through a chemical process called extrusion to make into its shapes and to make it last its sell by date of around 6-12months. Not to mention being coated in sugar or chemicals. Tip: Opt for more natural foods at breakfast time such as eggs.
  12. Get Help – Embarking on a health kick, exercise regime or Healthy eating plan is never easy on your own and requires motivation, support and expert advice. Look for a company or coach whose training principles are in health and wellbeing as well as effective fat loss. Avoid cheap companies who promise quick fixes, fad’s and promote shake diets etc. Remember it is an investment in your health!

Here’s to your success in 2013!

dave and helenlee

Helenlee Whalley & David WilkinsonLifestyle Coaching experts & Co-owners of dh fitness studio www.dhfitness.com

If you require any further info or support on the above please contact us on pa@dhfitness.com

See our online Article for further information and inspiration for your New Year’s Resolutions

Is Yoga Really for Everyone?

November 15, 2011

By Diane Francis, Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me

Here at the What’s On 4 Me office, we get a lot of feedback from our fans about the types of  activities they are looking to get involved in. One activity that comes up time  and time again is yoga. I am the first to admit that my knowledge of yoga is limited! When we decided a few weeks ago, to start a one year long feature on yoga and meditation, I knew it was the time to get better acquainted with yoga!

The excellent article Marilyn at What’s On 4 Me put together, gives us a  great understanding of what yoga is all about and the many different styles of yoga we can practice. This then lead me to conclude: could yoga really be the exercise for me? So this blog aims to provide you with the answers I’ve found to some of the questions I had about exactly who can practice yoga!

Is yoga just for women?

This is one of the first misconceptions! Yoga is not something that is immediately associated with men and yoga is often (wrongly) perceived as exclusively ‘female oriented’. In recent years though, a number of high profile male celebrities, including footballer Ryan Giggs and musician Sting, have explained the benefits they’ve received from practicing yoga. Sting was introduced to yoga at his late 30s. Since then he has mastered complex asanas of Ashtanga Yoga while also practicing a special variety of Jivamukti yoga. Sting says his aging process is reversing thanks to yoga. Overall, he and his wife praise yoga for maintaining their well-being and the high energy levels. In Ryan Giggs case, Hatha yoga has proved a balm for those persistent hamstring injuries,  prolonging a career that has now taken on an  unusual reverse trajectory: a player who with age has suffered less rather than more with injuries.

Can  yoga help me lose weight?

Any style of yoga helps tone, lengthen, and strengthen the muscles, which can contribute to the sculpting of the body, but not necessarily to weight loss. The most obvious physical benefits of yoga include loosening of muscles that have been tightened by inactivity, tension, and stress. Yoga also increases the range of motion of joints, enhances flexibility, and can help correct postural problems that may have resulted from weight gain.

Yoga also offers psychological benefits. Weight gain often brings with it a great deal of harsh self-judgment. Through yoga, this can be counteracted by reconnecting with our bodies and quiet the counterproductive messages that often arise in our minds. Re-engaging in physical activity can also foster a renewed sense of control over our lives, a quality that sometimes diminishes as one’s weight refuses to budge!

On a physiological level, certain styles of yoga can be more appropriate for people who have weight loss as a primary intention. Vinyasa-style class, where movement and breath link poses together, can build heat and potentially result in greater calorie burn. This style of practice can supplement other aerobic exercise that you’re involved in, such as walking, running, biking, or swimming.

Am I too old to take up yoga?

In short, no! One of the most appealing aspects of yoga is its ability to be practiced by people of all ages. In other words, it’s never too late to start studying.  In particular, older practitioners find that there are amazing health benefits to yoga. From lowered blood pressure to regulating cholesterol  levels, yoga helps the body live to its utmost and healthiest potential. In addition, yoga works wonders to alleviate depression, and even increases a general vitality that helps us live more active lives at any age.

Do I have to change my lifestyle to practice yoga?

Again the answer is no! Yoga is not a religion. It doesn’t require that you fast or abstain. You don’t have to become a vegetarian or change your eating patterns. Nor do you have to give up drinking or smoking. However, you might notice that your tastes change after you begin to practice yoga. As you become healthier and more in tune with your body, you MAY feel differently about the impacts overeating, smoking and drinking alcohol have on your body.

I’m pregnant, is it safe for me to do yoga?

Studies have shown that women who exercise (moderately and safely, of course) during pregnancy may feel better during preganancy, labour, and delivery compared with sedentary women. As with any new exercise programme, you should check with your Doctor before you start. Yoga during pregnancy, particularly after the first trimester, does require some special considerations. You should look for a pregnancy yoga or prenatal yoga class. As you get bigger, use more props such as blocks and straps, to help you work  through poses, and use a wall or a chair to help you keep your balance when you’re doing balancing poses.

After delivery you’ll be getting a new and different kind of exercise from bending, lifting, and carrying a baby. But these activities can leave you with stiff muscles and stress, not to mention sleep deprivation. Yoga is one of the best exercises to do after pregnancy because it provides an outlet for the physical and emotional stress associated with caring for a newborn. Whether you want to return to your pre-pregnancy yoga practice or you want to start doing yoga as a way to slim down and start an exercise programme, be sure to ease into your yoga practice and focus on restorative postures. Focus on releasing tension, which will help you deal with the stress of being a new mum.

Can I do yoga as I suffer with mobility problems?

People with mobility difficulties (paraplegia, quadriplegia, osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity or those who are frail and worried about falling or have lower limb injuries) have greater challenges in making active living part of their lives. For those of us with mobility difficulties, being active may sometimes require more planning and organisation. But it’s worth it. Physical activity is key to a good quality of life and offers both short- and long-term health benefits. In order to have a positive experience from your first yoga classes, try a beginner’s level gentle hatha practice. Kripalu, Viniyoga and Integral are good choices because the teachers are trained to work with differing abilities and body types. Chair yoga is also a possibility for those with limited mobility. You should speak to the yoga teacher before your first class to ensure that you are comfortable and the teacher will be prepared to offer modifications and props as necessary. If you do not feel ready for a group class, private yoga sessions maybe the way to go. This can be a great way to learn basic poses and gain the confidence to use props in an effective way before joining a group practice. Becoming knowledgeable about yoga is the best way to ensure that you will feel at ease.

One of the quotes I’ve come across whilst researching this blog is “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” Since yoga is ultimately the connection of body, breath and mind, anyone can do it and everyone can benefit from a well designed practice. So what are you waiting for?! If you  fancy giving it a go, let us help you find a local class!

Amanda Dixon – nominated in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 13, 2011

Amanda Dixon is a Training Instructor in the North East and has been nominated for “Most Outstanding Learning Tutor” in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

Amanda is a busy mum of 4 based in Gateshead, and having set up in business 4 years ago, re-organised and started her new business, I Am You Limited in November 2010. 

She now concentrates on doing what she enjoys doing the most – Networking in person and on line.  She does this both for herself and for clients who either are too busy to network or don’t enjoy it as much as Amanda!

Amanda says “I have a natural ability for Social Media so decided to help other businesses use and understand it.  I began Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn training both 1-2-1 and in a hands on workshop environment. I attended many Social Media Training sessions where the attendees were lectured at and looked just as confused at the end as they were in the beginning, which is why decided to train people in live workshops, so they could work on their accounts whilst learning – I find this a far more effective way to teach. There is nothing more rewarding after a course than to see the client “grow” on Social Media.”

Amanda recently took an adult evening class, lecturing on Viral Marketing and she has been booked to deliver a 4 week training course in Social Media.  She has also been contacted by a second college asking for her to deliver courses for them too.  She is working at the moment to get her online Social Media Training Course up and running, for those people who are too busy to attend workshops.

This is what one of Amanda’s students had to say about her:

“Amanda has ran a few sessions on Social Media training and Networking for Mums Business Club North East. She is extremely helpful and generous with her time and her sessions are always very popular.”

Well Done Amanda on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Amanda – click << here >>

Charlie Featherstone – nominated in 3 categories in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 9, 2011

Charlie is the Chief Instructor at The North East Tang Soo Do Academy and has been nominated in no less than 3 categories – “Best Activity Provider”, “Best Local Sports, Health or Fitness Group” and “Most Outstanding Activity Instructor” !

North East Tang Soo Do Academy have been running now for over 3 years teaching a very traditional Martial Art. Tang Soo Do is very unique in the sense that it teaches not only a great method of self defence, superb kicking techniques and a great all round healthy activity but the main emphasis is self development of the individual and to teach the importance of contributing positively to society.

At the Academy they work closely with both national and local charities and provide free workshops and seminars to other groups – in particular working with children with special needs.   

The Academy saw a further development earlier in the year when their own FitnessAcademy came into being.

Charlie says “I strive to teach my students to live a healthier and more active lifestyle both physically and mentally.  Built on the ethos of real old fashioned values of respect, integrity and humility, I am humbled to have been personally nominated and that the Academy has had two other nominations. My role in the Academy is to help each and every one of my students to reach their full potential. This year was a milestone for me as 3 of my student aged from 11 – 14 successfully gained their Black belt promotion. I have taught these children for over 4 years and the feeling of seeing these 3 young children grow in confidence was something very special. Tang Soo Do teaches us to grow from within, to become strong and confident.”

One of Charlie’s students said:

“There is no other instructor that is so passionate, not only about the art itself but about his students and their progression. He really gets involved and has time for every single one of his students. He encourages them all in every class to reach the standard that they know they are capable of and he never gives up on any of  them. He is a friend to all his students and such an inspiration to them all. I don’t believe there is another instructor like him.”

Well Done Charlie and The North East Tang Soo Do Academy on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Charlie and The North East Tang Soo Do Academy – click << here >>

Karen Seafield – nominated in 2 categories in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 5, 2011

Karen Seafield runs KLR Management and KLR Psychic Agency and has been nominated in 2 categories – “Best Entertainment, Day Out or Attraction” and “Best Volunteering Group or Individual” !

Karen set up KLR Management in 2006 when she was a single parent and named the business after herself and her two sons!  It was the only PR agency in Sunderland at the time and 4 years later she set up KLR Psychic Agency which is the only Psychic Agency in the North of England.

Karen says “I have helped raise over £70,000 for various local and national charities. After my dad was diganosed with cancer in 2008 I began campaiging and fundraising for cancer charities. My brother died in Intensive care August 2010, and with various fundrasing activies I helped raise £433 for Sunderland ICCU.  After losing my brother, 5 months later my dad passed away and recently I have raised over £4,000 for cancer charities while going through my own grief and daily hospital visits to see my mam. I enjoy helping people who need it.  I am now a patron for Macmillian and review cancer books.”

KLR Psychic Agency is going from strength to strength and Karen plans to expand even further in the next two years – she is regularly suppling psychics to various regional events and is now supplying now on a National basis.  Well done Karen!!

Here’s what Karen’s biggest supporter – her son said about her:

“My mam has done lots of events for 5 years and has raised thousands of pounds for lots of charities and is still raising money! Even after she lost her dad and brother and looking after us and my nana in hospital  too.  She has done lots of events with her business and she has even done fashion shows, dance festivals, talent competitions and loads and loads of other stuff!”

Well done Karen on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You’re an inspiration & really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Karen – please click << here >>


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