On Friday 18th November we had our launch party at the newly opened Bar Kitsch, the funkiest venue in Tunbridge Wells, and what a huge success it was.

We had singles coming from all over the local area and some even came from as far as London for the event. It was a relaxed evening of mixing and mingling and it was easy to see that connections were being made around the room, people were chatting, laughing; the atmosphere was buzzing.

With ten percent of the price of each ticket sold going to Demelza Hospice Care for Children we managed to raise ?90 on the night, with a further ?10 donated by a generous guest, bringing the total figure to ?100.

I will leave with a couple of comments received on Facebook from some of the guests who attended:

Had a wonderful time! The place was packed with lots of lovely ladies?.. The evening had such a lovely relaxed atmosphere too?.Many congratulations on such a successful launch of your new venture, The Dating Diary, and long may it prosper!”

Fantastic evening and very well worth the journey from London. Please count me in on the next one!”