Fundraising for Lydbrook Band
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READ ABOUT EVENTS HELD IN 2013
Please see below, some ideas the fund raising committee organised this year. We welcome your participation and comments and thank you for your support. More events to be arranged for 2014.
Half Marathon at The Speech House - Unfortunately cancelled due to the snow but all sponsorship transferred to when Tom ran in the London Marathon.
Tom Carter very kindly ran in aid of the Band's Instrument Fund.
We are compiling a recipe book to sell at band events and Julia is collecting recipes from anyone who would be willing to contribute. Please email your recipes to Julia here.
This took place on Saturday 29th June and was well supported and enjoyed by all. Look out for the next one!
Charity Bag Collection
Tracey Gwynne organised two collections this year: in June and December. More collections to follow so please hang on to all your old clothes, shoes, bags, curtains etc. They will accept most things except brick a brack. The band receives money on the weight of the donations.
Car Boot Sale
When sorting things for the bag collection above people also kindly donated 'brick a brack' that Barbara and Julia sold at a car boot sale in the summer. Thanks to all for the contributions.
Bag Packing and small group playing at local supermarkets.
Volunteers were welcomed as we packed shopping at Morrison's in Ross. The band also played at various supermarkets throughout the year which is always well received by shoppers!
If you have any other ideas that could help please contact us.