This third event was also dedicated to Anita’s aim to raise funds for Adult Services of the Foundation for Conductive Education.
The day dawned bright and sunny and I thought that the weather would be like last week – warm and sunny with all the outside tables full of young men!! No such luck!! By the time Ray and I arrived it had clouded over with a very sneaky wind. Luckily, that didn’t deter most people although the numbers weren’t quite as great as last week. I have mentioned Ray in the past, so I hope all will realise that he is Anita’s DAD!!!
The jazz was wonderful of course – it always is. The Malt House food was plentiful – as usual. People were very generous – they always are!!
For the raffle this week we raised a very respectable £75. As last week, young Jacob drew the first ticket but this time his Mum didn’t win. But guess what? She won the second draw and donated the prize to her friend.
The raffle prizes for the three weeks were provided, again as always, by Jazzstrata. Very many thanks are due to Jazzstrata for their support for Anita’s venture.
The raffles over the last three weeks have raised a grand total of >£214.34 for Conductive Education, exceeding Jazzstrata’s target of helping us to raise £200.
What is equally important was the raised awareness of the Foundation for Conductive Education in the treatment of stroke survivors in particular. Many people were very interested and asked lots of questions. Can’t be bad!!
Many were in awe of Anita’s plans – among comments made were such as:
- Brave girl
- I wouldn’t do it
- You must be very proud of her
- Sounds daunting
- Every best wish
Many thanks once again to Jazzstrata and The Malt House for their support.