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lorraine evans proprietor

Date: 7 December 2015
To: Customers and Visitors
From: Lorraine Francheska Evans
Subject: The Reason Why there's No Website News from August 2011 to November 2015

The website was doing extremely well between the years 2005 to July 2011 with high traffic, a good customer database, excellent dealer friends across the Globe, ranked high in the search engines, marketing and promoting every single week right up until August 2011 and then I only gave limited time to the website and it ended up self running. You might like to know what happened, and hope this small insight will help you understand why there was no news for the website until now.

In those earlier years between May 2009 to November 2015 I produced and published the charity website TVT Messed up Mesh (TVT Mum) this is where I was campaigning, gave help, advice and support to many mesh-injured people and also worked full time as an unpaid volunteer. Why? Because when my medical device surgery went wrong back in 2005 I didn't want anyone to ever go through what I did. Within the last 10 years of my life it was complicated, distressing and a very devastating time not only for me but also for my immediate family. Things have changed, I've decided to give limited time to the charity and most of my time is now going to House of Francheska.

If you're interested to find out more about the TVT Mum charity please visit the website: www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/


Year 2005
My journery building the website:
Lorraine can no longer travel any distance for long and unable to get out much. She relies on everyone to help her through daily life with the help of the internet, telephone, email and letter correspondence this has enabled her to meet people from all around the World. She says it's still possible to have a life when disabled, you can still make your dreams come true. She would like to thank all the wonderful people below for their support and also for helping to make this website possible.

Brian - My very special and adorable husband
Mike - Our wonderful smiling eldest son
Dominic - Our youngest cutey pie son
Brother - Carlton who did a fantastic job on the bathroom, thank you so much
Bestest Friend - Helen for helping me through my difficult time with health and to 40 years of friendship to last a lifetime
Hayley Martin - You're a very special friend for helping me through my difficult years, thank you for being there for me at all times
Maureen Gib - You're a special friend too, always there for support and a chat. Thank you!
Young Carers Bristol - Lin and everyone who helps my younger son Dominic
Selma - Dearest cherished friend in Australia
Diane - Wonderful kind and understanding friend in Iowa
Aline - generous, kind and gentle friend in the UK
Mary Jane - cherished friend in Las Vegas
Lil - Sweet snowy friend in Canada
Marianna - Sweet fabulous friend in USA
Sara - Great friend in Wirral UK
Lana Keeton - Caring, compassionate and understanding friend in Miami USA
Maureen - Dear and sweet friend in Massachusetts USA
Elizabeth Taylor - For giving us a change to own some spectacular jewels from her Avon Collection
Members and Friends - To all who have joined the Antique and Vintage Costume Jewellery Club UK
Business West - Business advice
Business Link - Business advisor Brian Steele
GP, Neurologist, Specialists - All the Health Team
Namesco - Web Hosting
Antiques and Collectables Magazine - Fantastic features on House of Francheska
Romancart - The best shopping cart
Protx - Secure payment gateway
Lloyds Tsb Cardnet - Secure merchant services
Paypal - Secure payment gateway
Liveperson - Live chat facility
Vintage Costume Designers - All the fantastic and wonderful Designers
Ipswitch - Best FTP program to use for uploading
Leonard Cheshire Disability Organization- Most grateful thanks to Johnny for all his support and to Leonard Cheshire
Jobcentre Plus Access to Work - ATW awarded grant to help with alterations, I cannot thank Mr Martin Whitbread enough for all your help
Crown Building Services - Thanks to Ross, Rob and Son for a fantastic job on the alterations, you come highly recommended
Tim Hill Photograper - Many thanks Tim, you are the best, the professionalism you showed is outstanding
Barclays Trading Places Awards 2008 - Thank you so much, I am thrilled to have made the top 10 Business for the South West of England
Bristol City Council - For all their help and support
Connaught Gas Central Heating Partnership with Bristol City Council - You guys were wonderful! Thank you
To all my customers and visitors, thank you so much for returning back and for all your kind words plus for continuing to visit the website

Disability must never stop you having your dreams come true. My gratitude goes to you all and that includes all my customers and clients who have supported me by returning to the website for more fabulous jewels.

Love, Peace and Light to you all. Lorraine


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