ON SATURDAY, October 29, the Sarisbury Green Big Band, led by trumpeter Tony Linford, played a very successful fundraising concert at the Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington.
It was in aid of the charity Fareport Talking News, the local free weekly broadcast for the blind and visually impaired.
A capacity audience was treated to an exciting, foot-tapping programme of big band favourites from the Miller, Basie, Heath era.
On behalf of the organisation, chairman Carl Cater, the volunteers and listeners, I would like to take this opportunity of saying a very sincere thank you to those who attended the event and those who so generously contributed raffle prizes.
Thanks in particular go to the Sarisbury Green Big Band and to The Co-operative in Lee which provided all the refreshments.
Thanks also to the following local companies which donated to the raffle – Tesco, The Tea Party, All Seasons of Lee, the Abbey Garden Centre at Titchfield, Wilkinson’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco of Fareham,
Incidentally, there were four unclaimed prizes.
So, if anyone has or had the tickets yellow 394/440/935 or blue 494, please call our studio on 01329 664364 and we will get the prizes to you. We are delighted to announce the event raised more than £1,000 for Fareport.
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Terry Wilson is the PR officer for Fareport Talking News