Fundraising - Friends Of Swanage Bandstand

Go to content

Main menu:


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.
Future Event

Harmans Cross Field Day. 27th August. Bank Holiday Monday

FOSB have a stall at the Field Day where we will be selling various items. Come and enjoy the Field Day and visit us at our stall. 

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

If you would like a copy of the poster to help advertise collecting 20p coins then click here to download.
Future Event

20 Pences Around The Bandstand! 11th August

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.

The event starts on the 11th August at 10.30am with first '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.

Ongoing Event

Auction of Roy Aplin Painting

Renowned local artist Roy Aplin has painted a special  work of art which he has donated to be sold to raise funds for Swanage Bandstand. Roy's painting is on display at Swanage Tourist Centre on Shore Rd Swanage . If you are interested in making a bid ring Alan Houghton. Roy's paintings can be viewed on his own website.
Thank you Roy for painting and donating this fine piece of art.

Current bid £400
Ongoing Event

Auction of Terry Wogan Blazer!

Yes you are reading correctly. We have one of El Tels blazers which has been donated very generously by its current owner to raise funds for the Bandstand. This is a chance in a lifetime to have a really unusual and exclusive piece of memorabilia which was worn by Terry for one of the Children in Need programs. If you want to really be the man about town (or Swanage) and would like to make a bid ring Alan Houghton. The blazer is made to measure by Weidenmann but we think its about a 46" chest. Its on display in Eureka 43, High Street, Swanage and available to try on.

Don't miss this special opportunity! Bid now.
Future Event


We are holding the raffle draw later on in the year at the 20p around the Bandstand event. More details in due course. If you would like to donate a prize please get in touch with Alan Houghton.

Future Event

Concert by Swanage Town Band. 30th June

The town band are doing a concert for us at the Methodist Church in the High Street on the 30th June. Please support it as the proceeds will come to us FOSB.

Future Event

Concert by Phoenix Brass Band. 5th August 3pm to 5pm

The Phoenix Brass Band will be performing at the Bandstand at 3pm on the 5th August. Please support it as the collection on the day will come to FOSB.

Future Event

Concert by Warrington Concert Band. 5th August 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Starting the 2 concerts at the Bandstand will be the Warington Concert Band who will be performing at the Bandstand at 12.30pm on the 5th August. Please give them a warm welcome along with the Phoenix Brass Band and support on the day as there will be a collection which will come to FOSB.

Raffle for painting donated by Gina Marshall raises £244

Fittingly on the last day of Purbeck Arts Weeks today, the draw took place at Purbeck New Wave Gallery, 21, Commercial Road, where Alan Houghton picked out the winning ticket from a drum and Gina Marshall presented her original iconic framed painting of Swanage Bandstand to Sue Taylor of Swanage who had the winning raffle ticket.

We would like to give Gina a huge thank you for donating her work and a huge thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket.

Table Top Sale raises £2126

Saturday's table top sale held at the bandstand was a resounding success. The weather was marvellous - almost too good with the effort required to set out the stalls and put away over the 3 days of the sale. The sale raised £1,648 and donations £478. Many thanks to all of you who donated items to the sale, for the loan of the garage to store the goods and for the supply of the tables. Lastly of course tremendous thanks to the volunteers who came along to man the tables over the 3 days.

Belvedere Singers raise £429

Friends of Swanage Bandstand, would like to thank The Belvedere Singers who had a concert on Saturday 12th May to show their support for the restoration of Swanage Bandstand. We raised in donations the fantastic total of £429 on the night, which is just another positive sign of how much support we have in our aim to restore the Bandstand to as it was. So now we have banked approx £52,700. Well done all of you.

Thank you all once again. 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
Back to content | Back to main menu