Shirley Boland is a very brave woman, who like John Adams in 2014, decided to shave off all her hair in order to raise funds for our charity at our Summer Fundraising Weekend on the 19th of July. This alone, managed to raise more than £850 so helping us to achieve the total sum of £2,376.75.
A huge thank you once again to Shirley, to our supporters and to the Steamboat Tavern for hosting.
Below are the before and after images!
Well, what a weekend we had between the 18th-19th of July at our Summer Fundraising Weekend at The Steamboat Tavern!
We got up to all kinds of fun! Day 1 showcased an evening of 3 brilliant local acts: Red Flag 77, Suspect Device and Casual Nausea who had everyone up, dancing and enjoying themselves. We also had a booze raffle, people in the stocks, yummy food and more! Equally, Day 2 was just as much fun, with our bouncy castle, a bungee run, boat-making and the raingutter regatta, henna tattoos, a head shave, raffles, cake stall and more!
Thanks to everyone’s overwhelming support, we have blown last year’s total out of the water! According to our current calculations, the grand total so far is £2,376.75. A huge thank you once again to everyone involved: the bands/musicians/performers, our supporters, our trustees and volunteers and finally, the Steamboat Tavern for hosting such a great weekend.
To see some of the photos from the event, head over to our Facebook gallery.
Shirley Boland is a very proud and dedicated supporter, and after the success of John Adams’ head shave last year at our first Summer Fundraising Weekend, she has decided to do the same to raise money for us.
She will be shaving all of her hair off on the 19th of July, at the second day of the Summer Fundraising Weekend.
We would love to encourage your generous donations. For more on how to donate: contact us, Facebook us, Tweet us, or leave a comment on the Facebook event.
For more on the whole event, visit the Facebook event or see our post.
We recently did a stall at The East Town Pirates ‘Pirate Day’ event, on the 30th of August at The Steamboat Tavern. We sold our official merchandise which includes wristbands, badges, guitar picks and much more. We also had a few donations of items from the generous Shirley Boland who worked very hard at making some lovely jewellery to sell, with a range of Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces so a big thank you for all your contribution. Thanks to many generous friends and fans, we managed to raise £141 for our foundation! A big thank you if you popped down and purchased anything!
On the same day, Abby Jarvis and Martyn Stimpson took part in the summer frenzy that is ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge’ and instead of donating to the lead cause, chose to donate to us instead. So a big thank you to you too Abby and Martyn it was much appreciated!