Sunday, 20 March 2011

Steamy Windows MND fundraiser

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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 !


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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 !


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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 .

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Well, now, Janet - it would seem that your enthusiasm is infectious! Well done! I am sure you are a tad wiped out today, but you all did a wonderful job and it was great that Andrew got to enjoy the festivities!!!

XXX

Terry said...

Oh yay! Good job, all of you! Love the music - foot-tapping good - and love the result. Congratulations!

Jim said...

WOW! What a huge success Janet! Way to go! Andrew must have been very happy to see all this support. All the best.
Jim

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Oh what a night..... wish I could have been there. It seems as though everyone was having a great time. Look at the money tracker now, how exciting. Well done to everyone, you certainly are a fantastic team with a super leader (Janet♥) Linda xxx

judy said...

Well done Janet It was a good night especially Andrew and Jayne being there Russell enjoyed it catching up with all the cousins a special night for all well done Lots of love xxx

Lynda said...

Good night had by both Bob and me, may have been "blues band" but definately not feeling blue after the evening. Well done Janet on another activity arranged for all to enjoy.Lynda

Tracey said...

Well done YOU! xxxxxxxxx

Cassie said...

So glad the event went so well. Now I have to go back and watch all the videos that you so kindly took. Thanks for keeping us informed and helping us to feel like we're apart of it all!x

Cassie said...

oooo, I had to come back. That Montage singer was really good. The headlines were,of course, good too!

Denise said...

That's lovely, and great videos too Janet.

Gill - That British Woman said...

well done, sounds like a great night and you raised a lot of money!!

Gill in Canada