Once again back to the Pavilion in Birkenhead Park. This time it was for World Sight Day, and we were there mainly to raise the awareness of the charity. Among those there were The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, The Liaison Officer from The Eye Clinic, Arrowe Park Hospital and his assistant, the RNIB, and various commercial firms with their goods for sale. This was not a day for selling but it was very interesting meeting all the different people involved with helping those with vision problems.
On 8th July Carol and Paul went to West Haddon in Leicestershire.
Paul’s niece, Jane, belongs to the West Haddon Players. The group who put on several performances each year donate the proceeds to a designated charity. This year’s charity was The Eye Fund.
Carol and Paul were presented with a cheque for £1500 at the player’s annual barbeque. What amazing generosity!
Another 40 hours of counselling!
Thanks from all of us.
After some furious Ebay bidding, our signed Sigur Rós “Hlemmur” CD/DVD was finally won by Neil Walker, who paid an astounding £360 for it. Well done, Neil!
Many, many thanks go to Sigur Rós for taking the time to sign things for us and for agreeing to meet up with Neil to hand his prize over at their London gig last night. Thanks must also go to John Best, their manager, and Paul Baines for being his usual awesome self. We couldn’t have done this without you, Paul.
This unique version of Hlemmur was signed especially to raise money and awareness for The Eye Fund, which we are obviously thrilled about.
Also included is a selection of rare promotional CDs from the Takk… and Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust albums.
- Promo CD singles
- Sæglópur (US version)
- Sæglópur (UK version)
- Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
- Við spilum endalaust
- Promo CD albums
- Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
The latest fund raising venture was a Race Night organised by David. The venue was the Marine Football club in Crosby (where David and Anne-Marie had their evening do for their wedding).
The evening was a great success and a real family happening. Everyone from Phil’s Nan, Paul’s brother from Leicestershire, Jake from Blackburn and not forgetting Jamie, Ciaran and 2 year-old William. Everyone had a brilliant time and a lovely hot-pot supper (sorry Phil).
After expenses, the amount raised was over £700. Well Done David! (even if he has a few more grey hairs now)
Now! What’s next???
~ Carol Sherry