“Dear Ali.
I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing weekend away. I don’t think I have ever felt that pampered with massages, breakfasts and dinners out and hotel accommodation.
I feel so honoured that you picked me for a (funded) spot when there are so many deserving people out there. You do an amazing job and are so kind and welcoming along with your family and friends.
I will drop off a letter soon for the sponsor, but just wanted to say thank you”.