World Sight Day at Ashville Lodge

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.

West Haddon Players

On 8th July Carol and Paul went to West Haddon in Leicestershire.

Paul & Carol
Paul & Carol

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!

Haddon Players presenting their cheque
Haddon Players presenting their cheque

Another 40 hours of counselling!

Thanks from all of us.

Sigur Rós Winner, Neil Walker

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!

Ebay Winner Neil Walker

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.

Signed Sigur Rós “Hlemmur” CD/DVD

ebay: Signed Sigur Rós “Hlemmur” CD/DVD

We've just added the following item to Ebay: Limited Edition copy of Hlemmur by Sigur Rós.

Hlemmur Signed small image

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

Promos small image

Please head over to Ebay and bid on this item!

Race Night Results

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