Header image: Henri Lloyd in St Katharine Docks before the race start

Jazzstrata on a Sunny Day, 9th June

Me with Jazzstrata

Me with Jazzstrata

This second event by Jazzstrata, at The Malt House in Birmingham, to raise funds for Adult Services of the Foundation for Conductive Education saw Mum and me selling the tickets for the raffle. Mark, their usual raffle ticket seller, was on holiday in Istanbul. It was a beautiful day, the pub was packed and many were enjoying the jazz while sitting outside in the sun.

I did grab the microphone so that I could do a short introduction before we started, but no-one heard what I said. Perhaps I should have learnt how to use it before I started. So sorry everyone. I’m sure this is something I will improve at!

We had our lunch while listening to the first set, and sold the raffle tickets during the second. We talked to lots of interested people, some were giving donations even though they did not want raffle tickets, which explains the pennies in the total we raised: £95.34.

I don’t know how Mark usually does it on his own – we had enough difficulty between the two of us juggling three raffle books, the money and the flyers.

Jazzstrata had to wait for us to finish folding all the ticket stubs before the raffle could be drawn and they could continue with their third set.

Jacob and Anita

Happy Birthday Jacob, drawer of the first raffle ticket

Jacob drew the first winning ticket and his Mum won. Someone else drew the second winning ticket, and again Jacob’s Mum won! Good job he didn’t draw both tickets – people might have thought something fishy was going on!

Many thanks to Jazzstrata and The Malt House for the Adult Services of the Foundation for Conductive Education.