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


Indian Dream: pre- and post-race

Prior to my taking part in the race, we held a fundraising event at the Indian Dream restaurant, and afterwards, almost exactly one year on, we held a follow-up event. So what were the similarities? The food and venue were great; We held a raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses. On both occasions the…

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Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Overview

I had been collecting books to sell at our events but still had lots left over. Each time we set up the book stall, people brought more books! We never seemed to reduce the numbers even though we did sell lots. We had also “inherited” the unsold items from the City of Birmingham Choir Bring…

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Songs from the Shows!

As Ray and I were in Texas when this wonderful show took place, I have been unable, until now, to give more details. (Anita apologises for adding the further delay before she could review the post, something that she has only just done!) Texas was half-way through our 11 week holiday touring the USA while…

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Quiz Night Success

Quiz Night

The Quiz Night was held at Birmingham’s Unitarian New Meeting Church on Friday 7 March. This was held in conjunction with Birmingham Choral Union (BCU) who very kindly agreed to donate the proceeds from their annual quiz night to the Foundation for Conductive Education to help Anita’s fundraising. A raffle was also held during the evening and…

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A Successful Evening…

A full Indian Restaurant

…at the Indian Dream restaurant.  Between us we had sold 53 tickets in advance of the event. However not everyone turned up but they’d all paid so that meant more money for the charity. I travelled up by train straight from work on the Monday afternoon and straight back to work again on the Tuesday…

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The Scones and Shanties concert

The choir

Well, you’ve seen about the preparation for the concert in Mum’s post, but what about the event itself? The concert raised £701 via ticket sales and a bric-a-brac stall for the Foundation for Conductive Education. So well worth doing. We also ran a raffle and a book stall which together also raised £122 towards my…

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