Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

John Renbourn fundraiser raises £1976!!

12
Nov
2014

Thank you to everyone who came to our fundraising concert with John Renbourn and Bob Lewis. It was a truly memorable and lovely night held in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of Hove Methodist Church. Despite the horrible weather we had around 200 people come along and made a surplus on the night of £1974. An amazing total for us which will all go towards supporting our Gig Buddies volunteering project.

It was also lovely to see participants and volunteers from Gig Buddies helping out on the night.

The true stars of the show were of course John and Bob and particular mention needs to go to John, two days before he had his van broken in to in France losing his wallet and phone and so stayed in his van over night and still kept his end of the bargain and performed the gig. He was more than grateful to Bob for holding the fort and taking control of the proceedings as he was feeling pretty tired after his ordeal.

To watch the two of them though swapping songs and having fun together on stage was just such a lovely thing to watch.

At the event I also mentioned that we're trying to raise funds to enable one of our participants to go to Australia to support the launch of Gig Buddies over there. Well the next day we had a very generous donation of £500 so we're now halfway there to making that happen.

I'll be writing more about the Australia trip shortly but for now here's some photos from the John Renbourn night.

Thank you

Paul