Sunday, 20 March 2011
Steamy Windows MND fundraiser
Last nights concert was a great success ! We all had a lovely time -made extra special as Andrew was feeling well enough to come along and join us .It was lovely seeing him being joined by so many of his old friends who had come along especially to support him and the MNDA. The band Steamy Windows were superb , I can`t thank them enough for all their hard work in arranging this night , they did a fantastic job ! Several people approached me saying that they were planning to do some fund raising of their own from sponsored walks and runs to auctions ! A great result- Thank you ! Our cousin Russell traveled down from Scotland-he is planning on doing a sponsored off road half marathon run at Balmoral in April , it was lovely to see him after all these years and do some serious catching up ! I can`t believe how generous everybody was -we used up all four of our raffle ticket books ! Above is some video footage of Steamy Windows .
On the right you can see lead guitarist Phil playing the guitar Andrew built for him-it really stood out under the stage lights !
This piece of video footage shows Andrew, with him is Phil from the band " Steamy Windows " who joined him for a little while [-taking a little breather] while the singing duo Montage did the first of their half hour slots [the lady you can see is -Andrews wife Jayne . She is an absolute gem ! and takes such good care of Andrew !! ] Montage were brilliant too ! See for yourselves !
This little video shows brother in law Tim - working the room selling even more raffle tickets !!- Sister Ann made a beautiful hamper which we decided not to include in our main raffle-but to be sold off as a separate item- Yet again people dug deep into their pockets, with one gentleman buying £10 pounds worth of tickets ! A special thank you to my nephew Peter`s daughter Ellie and her friend Matthew who helped out - and to aunty Judy and hubby Ned for folding all those raffle tickets !! Not forgetting the lovely lady Doreen who ran the tombola for us , and Ann[ Jones] for helping out and supplying us with some extra raffle and tombola prizes- you all did a fantastic job ! Thank you all so much ! The evening raised £ 683 .00 for the motor neurone disease association , a fantastic result !
A big thank you also to Ann Jones and the Con club committee members for offering us the use of the room to hold this event .