Fundraising - Friends Of Swanage Bandstand

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There is a lot of money still to be raised to be able to start the project. We are very grateful to all of you who have pledged money so far and we hope many more pledges will be made as we progress. We are thinking about fundraising events and organisations we might approach. Watch this space for further details.

If you have experience of fundraising or would like to help or just find out more please get in touch.
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Concerts Coming Up

We have several local groups giving their time and support with concerts with more planned for this year. There is a concert for F.O.S.B. by the May Day Singers on the 14/4/18 and by the Belvedere Singers on the 12/5/18. 
Also in May The Swanage Town Band are performing for us to help raise more funds. 

We thank you all for what you have done and are still doing to help us. 

Future Event

20 Pences Around The Bandstand!

We are starting to hand out collection jars and labels for our 20ps Around The Bandstand event. We reckon each time we can circle the bandstand with 20ps we can raise £550. So start collecting now. It will be a fun event for all ages. Whether its just a few coins or a jar full please come along and join in the fun.

We'll be announcing the date later for 'Coins Down' but the sooner you start collecting the more we can raise and you can gift aid it too if you wish!

I have self adhesive labels for your jars so if you would like one or have a group of you who would like several then please get in touch with Alan Houghton

You don't need one of our jars to join in, any will do. Pop it on the kitchen worktop and drop those 20p coins in. It all adds up.

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We are holding the raffle draw later on in the year as we accumulate prizes. More details in due course. If you would like to donate a prize please get in touch with Alan Houghton.

Karen Grant Concert raises £360

Saturday's concert put on by Karen Grant and support group raised including a raffle a total of £720, of which we had a donation of half (£360). The other half went to Steph Sheperds Planets Charity ( a very worthwhile charity.) It was another great night of entertainment. 

Thank you Karen,also a big thank you to the rest of the entertainers on the night.

The 'Nutty Knitters' Donate £100

Local group the Nutty Knitters have very kindly raised £100 and donated it towards the cause. Well done and thank you for donating these funds towards the restoration.

Herston Young Wives Donate £300

Alan Houghton Chair of FOSB was presented with a cheque for £300 at the British Legion in Swanage. Thank you very much to Herston Young Wives for raising and donating these funds towards the restoration.

Swanage Boxing Day Swim (Brrrr) Donates £1,400!

Swanage held its annual Boxing Day Swim organised by Julian Wood of Country Foods Catering. FOSB would like to thank Julian and all the people who went in to very cold water and helped to raise more funds for the Bandstand, the sum received was £1400, a fantastic donation.

Alan Houghton Chair of FOSB. 'Bless you all for your continued support, and of course we still need more, bringing us even nearer to restoration. The total now banked is £32,600 with about £14,000 still to be collected plus councils £50,000 help us keep up the momentum, and don't forget the raffle'.

Emanuel Baptist Church Donate £555! (Yes same total as music event!)

Emmanuel Baptist Church Swanage very generously donated half the money raised from the Christmas tree festival,  £555 came to FOSB.

Thank you also to everyone who supported the Festival and contributed towards the donation.

Evening of Musical Entertainment raises £555!

Last night we had a fantastic concert put on for the very talented Karen Grant. Also supporting her was the Harmony Rocks Choir, Mind The Gap Acapella Singers, A tribute to the poet Pam Ayres, and then the young talented Keyboard player Karl Lattimer. The sum raised was a fantastic £555. The concert was attended by the Mayor Mike Bonfield, and it was sold out. Thank you Karen, and all who also gave their time.
F.O.S.B would also like to thank Sue Spinney who made Sunflowers and cards placed in Nationwide Swanage. Donations came to £190 Thank you Sue. 

Thank you also to everyone who came along and supported this event.

An Evening of Musical Entertainment
In Aid of the Swanage Bandstand Appeal
21st October 2017 at 7pm.
Harmans Cross Village Hall
Bar Facility

Karen G Sings with Guests

Mind the Gap
Barbershop Singers

Karl Latimer
and his keyboard

Harmony Rocks Choir

Tickets £6.50
From Karen Grant
Tel 07802 466 689
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