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.
We have had 2 very good donations recently; one of £500 from The Eleanor Rathbone Trust and one for £200 form The Proven Family Trust. I sent about 50 letters out to various Charity Trusts asking for donations. It’s worked up to now.
So, as you can see, we have had a very busy and successful year. However, we would like a little more help. Is there anyone out there who would like to lend a hand now and again? Perhaps you could organise a quiz night or jumble sale or coffee morning. Anything would be welcome.
I think the people in Birkenhead must be getting fed up with us by now. (Only kidding) They have been very generous. This was anew craft fair that hadn’t been there before and we were offered a free table as we are a charity. We couldn’t miss this opportunity to get to know other stall-holders and raise even more for the charity. It was over the 2 days but only from 11.00am to 3.00pm. We finished the weekend taking £225.00.
We really had our work cut out that day. 10.00am we landed at Central Station in Liverpool, set up the banners, started to collect until 12.00 noon when our relief crew arrived. Then we dashed to Ashville Lodge in Birkenhead to take part in the Craft Fair.
We had arranged to set the stall up on Friday and for someone to ‘man’ the stall for us till we arrived at 12.30pm. By 4.00pm we had had enough and were glad to see other stalls packing up. Altogether it was a very successful day; £341.80 from Central Station and £221.50 from the craft fair.
We were at Cheltenham Race Course for the whole weekend, not for the racing this time, but with the Ladies Association of Barbershop Singers. We took everything we had to sell as we knew there would be over 3000 people there for the weekend, mainly ladies. We sold mainly jewellery and some cards and framed pictures and we made £860 all together. It was a strenuous weekend, but worth while.