Kate’s family and friends didn’t want to see such a big birthday go by without taking the chance to tell her how much they love her.
They considered giving her a ride in a hot air balloon or a Ferrari, but she’s already a hot rod – and neither seemed to last or go deep.
Her husband Alister said “a close friend died a few years back before reaching 50, so it just felt right to get on with doing something that really matters now.”
Here’s what Kate had to say:
“Once I had opened the first egg, I couldn’t wait to open the rest. I’ve kept the eggs shells and messages in the box they came in – they look lovely nestling amongst the messages.
“Each time I open the box now I am reminded of the evening and how happy I felt.
“The messages certainly made me appreciate how lucky I am to be alive and to have such a wonderful family and friends.
“I have a warm feeling when I think about all the lovely heartfelt messages. I will always cherish them.
“It has given me a new confidence and inner happiness. The experience has empowered me to be more open and able to express how I feel about them.
Kate was so inspired by her own experience, she helped organise Message Eggs for her kids’ Woodcraft Leader Maddy Williams – another great woman who deserved to be fully appreciated and acknowledged.
“Thank you for your lovely messages. It made reaching 50 very bearable, and I can’t wait ’til my 60th. So get thinking!”
"It has given me a new confidence and inner happiness."
"Kate was overwhelmed, touched and amazed. It was perfect."