Fundraising News

Vanilla Catering Donate for a reason close to their hearts


Blog Post by Vanilla Catering & Events

It’s easy to talk about, but here at Vanilla we do like to give something back. For the last three years we have had a nominated charity. For every guest our clients invite to their wedding, banquet or party, Vanilla has donated 20p to our charity of the year.

We are pleased to announce that our charity for 2013 is The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation (

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is an organisation launched in 2012 with a single purpose – organising and funding weddings for the terminally ill.

They believe that few things in life can be more important or rewarding than giving people the chance to have their dream wedding day, with all the excitement, love and happiness that this brings. As they are fully aware that time can be precious, the foundation is able to organise the arrangements against the clock where required.

Sally Pickles, The MD of Vanilla, said it was easy to choose the wishing well as Vanillas Charity for 2013 as she had read so much about the amazing work that Naomi was doing. It was also brought home to her as Martyn, the long term partner of Gill, one of Vanilla’s event managers, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Gill and Martyn decided to tie the knot and Vanilla and Sally were privileged to be part of their day. It was great to see them look so happy and to have the day of their dreams whilst they could. Unfortunately, Martyn passed away earlier this year, but no one can take away the great day and fond memories that we all had of their day.

It is really because of this Vanilla chose the wishing well as their charity for 2013 .

Naomi the Founder of The Wedding Wishing Well said “ We are delighted to be working with Vanilla, Gills personal experience just shows the need that there is out there for a charity like ourselves. There are so many people facing passing away having not managed to marry the love of their life in time and we can only make these dreams come true with help from supporters such as Vanilla.”



Vanilla Catering and Events operate from premises in Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble. They are event caterers specialising in weddings and corporate  banqueting(


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