Yes, we mean it, a massive thanks to each and everyone of you that support the first Memory Fest gig last night at Club Bliss.
We said we wanted to raise awareness and funds through Classic Rock for Dementia UK and Alzheimer Scotland and that’s just what we did!
The Bands were just great, The Amused Owls opening the show followed by two sets from R.is.E.
The raffle took a little (OK, a lot) longer than we expected, but we got there in end and I know everyone was very pleased with their prizes.
We even found out, through winner John Rodger, that Monkey was called George! John very kindly donated the prize money and Monkey, sorry, George, back to Memory Fest and so we had to find someone else willing to give him a home (that’s George not John!). This we did before, the end of the night, and lucky George went home with Ruth who gave us a lovely donation for the pleasure.
The winning bid in the auction for the Wedding Video was one that we had received on line and we have been in touch with the lady who made that bid today to let her know that she has been successful. We are just waiting for her to confirm her full details and then we can make the necessary arrangements.
At the opening of the event we only had one victim, sorry, volunteer for the waxing however when we announced it was taking place, Claire and Claire ended up with a queue of people wanting to join in. Thanks to all those involved for being game and joining in.
Cathy, Lisa, Sammi and Carl worked brilliantly together looking after the raffle tickets, the Monkey card, and the silent auctions. We had Suhail, from Home Instead Senior Care, on the door taking your tickets or selling you some if you didn’t already have one. Bernie, of Sweeney’s Shutter fame was amazing taking photos all night and of course, Richard from BLG Video and Audio productions, who set up and operated three video cameras throughout the event. What a great team of people pulling together!
Thanks to sponsors, Home Instead Senior Care and Aon. Thanks to all of the individuals and companies that donated prizes for our raffle. Especially thanks to our wonderful audience who came along, dug deep in to their pockets and helped us to raise £1,494.53 so far (there are still some funds to come in that we haven’t included yet). We are truly grateful to everyone, thank you , thank you, thank you!