Supporting Disabled and Paralympic Athletes
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Faversham Mission Brass, Friday 13 May 2016
Over 100 people supported a brilliant concert performed by Faversham Mission Brass on behalf of our Charity. The audience was entertained with a wide variety of music ranging from some traditional brass marching music to ska music with an Elvis medley thrown in for good measure.
We would like to warmly thank the wonderful members of Faversham Mission Brass – including, of course, their rather amusing Bandmaster Graham – for performing this concert on our behalf and to the audience who so generously supported this event.
An added bonus for the evening was that we were able to announce that Charlotte Moore, one of our supported athletes, had been selected as a member of the GB Wheelchair Basketball Team competing at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro between 7 – 18 September 2016.
Thank you all very much
WALK OF MEMORIES, SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2015
Roger Bromby walked 641 miles of the South West Coastal footpath – often in challenging weather conditions – in aid of our Charity. Roger was accompanied and supported on the walk by Pete Mortlock. Sincere thanks to both Roger and Pete and all of the generous people who sponsored him on this walk of a lifetime. Well done to all concerned.
‘Burn’s Night Supper – 23 January 2016 – Tunstall Village Hall
Following the success of our Burn’s Night in 2014, we hoped for a similarly enjoyable evening this year.
However, thanks to the efforts of our good friend Ben Culleton, we were graced by the presence of a Piper from the Royal Gurkha Regiment based near Folkestone. We managed to keep this a surprise for the majority of our guests, so when I walked in to the hall with my top table guests, we were ‘piped in’ to the tune of Scotland the Brave and the looks on peoples’ faces was a delight to behold. Gombu Sherpa, the Piper, was in full Gurkha dress and looked and played magnificently.
The thunderous applause when he finished was fully justified. Gombu later played two further pieces which was received with equal enthusiasm. Gombu was accompanied by his Captain, Jitendra Shakya, and an ex-colleague, Hari Budha Magar. In the picture, Gombu is in the middle with Hari next to him and Jitendra on the right. The beautiful lady in the picture is, of course, Jean.
We were also treated to some superb readings from Burn’s, so very grateful thanks go to our brilliant readers.
Sincere thanks go to our wonderful team of helpers who made the hall look suitably Scottish – including the brilliant name cards – cooked a fabulous supper and helped to clear up in record time. And, of course, grateful thanks go to Irene Stevens for leading some hilarious Scottish country dancing.
Finally, a huge thank you to all those attending and for supporting our Charity so generously.
We plan another Burn’s Night on 27 January 2018.
John Slate, Trustee’