Carol was recently interviewed by Sean Styles on BBC Radio Merseyside. They talked about Simon, the jewellery that Paul makes, and the new exhibition in Birkenhead Park. In case you missed it, we’ve got the clip here.
The Clwyd Clippers (Mold Barbershop Harmony Club) put on 2 charity shows at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, North Wales, to celebrate their 25th anniversary on 14th July. The profits from them were divided between The Contact Club of Mold and The Eye Fund. It was a very successful day and a complete sell–out. There was a variety of music all day from 2:00pm until 10:30pm.
The Eye Fund stall did very well with lots of sales, and the highlight was a sealed bid auction for a signed copy of Paul McCartney’s DVD “Good evening New York City” which raised £153. The successful bidder was a joint venture between the Sherratt brothers, Rod, Graham and Barry.
Thanks to the Sherratt brothers and all who organised the event and made it a very successful day.
The photos are Jean Sherratt and Carol Sherry setting up the stall, and Rod and Graham Sherratt accepting the DVD from Carol Sherry.
There is to be an auction on the night. Items to include a tour for 4 round Anfield, a tour for 2 round Goodison Park, 2 Sony Erricson Vivaz mobile phones plus Blue Tooth, a signed Jason Mansford DVD, and other special items.
There will also be a “FUN DAY” in the St. Helens Specsavers store 2-4 Bridge Street, on 14th May 9am – 5pm. (More details to follow)
All proceeds from both events will go to The Eye Fund charity
- SPECSAVERS, St Helens, are holding several fund raising events (watch site for dates) and are kindly donating all proceeds to The Eye Fund.
- SHARRON BENTLEY. This local lady received a computer from The Eye Fund which is specially adapted to enable blind and partially sighted people to do their studies and lead life as normally as possible. To say thank you for this gift, Sharron is taking part in the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday 22nd May 2011. This will entail Sharron walking 15 miles with a guide. The walk can be sponsored by anyone who wants to donate. Watch the web site for sponsor advice.
- SANDRA GRANBY, one of The Eye Fund trustees, will be running a quiz night at the RAFA club, Formby, on Friday 15th April 2011. Tickets £10. Including hot pot supper. All proceeds will go to The Eye Fund.
Sincere thanks to everybody concerned. Your help is truly appreciated.
Carol & Paul
The Eye Fund “Fractured Vision” exhibition was a huge success.
Pieces of art work were shown by the Fine Arts BA Course at Wirral Metropolitan College. Members of Ashville Lodge, home of The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Simon’s sister, Helen, and Jacob’s friend, Tim. The whole reason for the exhibition was Simon. 12 of his newly chosen designs were also shown.
At the champagne opening, performed by Mike McCartney, the Eye Fund Patron, Carol and Paul presented a cheque for £9000 to Dr Deborah Broadbent and Jayne Bradley from St Paul’s Eye Hospital, Liverpool, to start a brand new counselling service.
A computer with Dolphin software, which can be used by blind and partially sighted people was also presented to Sharon Bentley funded by The Eye Fund. Sharon is losing her sight and this computer will enable her to carry on with her studies.
The LFC signed shield was won by John Sedgewick, who immediately gave it to Neil from the Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted (he is an avid Liverpool lunatic).
The Sherry family were present in force and the evening closed with a toast to Simon by Phil.
The week long exhibition raised £1000. Lots more help for people like Simon!!!
This is what it’s all about.
Carol & Paul Sherry
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