South Place Marlow nets another £3,150 (US$ 6,175) for AwF
Category : Updates
The following newspaper article is reprinted from the ‘Maidenhead Advertiser’ (17 July 2008).
‘Donald Duck’ (aka Mick Varley), with his colleagues ‘Tigger’ (aka Eleanor) and Jenny sold over £600 worth of raffle tickets during the party for prizes donated by the local community. Councillor Suzanne Brown chaired the street committee that organised the event and invited the Marlow Town Mayor to open it. Laura & Anthony Brondbjerg raised nearly £400 by auctioning donated items. All food and entertainment was donated by street residents, except for the drinks and the roast meat.
Participants bought tickets at £25 each for adults (£15 for seniors and £10 for children). Ticket printing and the band were kindly provided and donated by Adam Budd. Jon Bell donated his time and equipment as the DJ and provided two raffle prizes worth £500 each from the Honda garage where he works.
AwF Director Sophie Varley and her husband Mick Varley organised most everything else – putting up flags and tents, persuading their friends (including Adam, Jon and Laura) to help, selling entry and raffle tickets, insuring the event, buying and transporting the drinks, tables, and much much more. Many others contributed too but cannot all be named.
All the profits from the street party came to AwF (UK). AwF (UK) is very grateful indeed to the organisers, as always.
Written By: MICHAEL NEW