Good luck with it, Judith! French friends and neighbours are always keen to know about and join in with anything they think might be 'English' events.
There was a lot of suspicion about a Macmillan/CSF coffee morning I held, due mainly to do with events in France concerning large amounts of money from charities. But everyone had a wonderful time, and a decent sum was also raised.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.