Just take a look at this fantastic sign for the Burlesque Without Borders Tombola. It was made by a lovely little girl called Maisie who is age 7 and the daughter of a wonderful friend of mine.
Thank you Maisie for taking the time to come up with the idea and to make such a smashing sign. It will have pride of place at our next show. I am sure everyone will love it.
Thank you to everyone who has made this happen. There are NO minor contributions.
Thank you to Jonathan Cowap and Adam Holmes for inviting me back to Jonathan’s show on BBC Radio York to talk about the draw for the Redhouse Art Raffle. BBC Radio York have been amazing with their interest and I am very grateful. You can catch the show HERE I’m on at 2hrs 15sec in.
I hardly know where to start with this post. I think the best place is with lots of thanks. The Redhouse Art Raffle for MSF concluded last night. One month of very hard work for a lot of people. One month of extreme generosity from yet more people. Thank you to Richard and Jon from Redhouse for coming up with the idea and making it all happen. They have essentially put their business on hold for a month to do something amazing for MSF.
Thank you to the lovely team at Bean & Bud who not only sold tickets for the event but hosted the draw and made everyone feel very welcome. What a special place this is.
Thank you to David Rusbatch a fine artist, lovely guy and creator/donor of “Always” one of the pictures that was raffled who came along for the evening.
Very special thanks to the marvellous Dudley and Madeline Edwards who are the kindest people you could hope to meet. Dudley donated “Ringo’s Mural” and also gave his time to draw the raffle.
We were about half way through the draw when the most lovely thing happened, a ticket was drawn and the winner was in the room. Everyone celebrated for this lucky lady and it was so nice to see her face when she realised that she had won.
Winners who were not able to be at the draw will be notified soonest, prizes will be heading to London and Holland to name but a couple of destinations.
So, here we are, what it was all about, the money that will be going to MSF in order to fund their work in over 60 countries around the world. I am incredibly happy to report that the Redhouse Art Raffle for MSF raised £5371 (including donations made on the night of the draw). To put this in some form perspective, that money would buy an operating table and operating lights for an MSF surgical team in places such as Syria.
Richard and Jon have kindly agreed to my adding this total to the walka2b project funds and as a result current fundraising of this project is £50,207. This is the result of so much hard work by so many people and I am grateful to you all. We carry on, next stop: Burlesque Without Borders 9 on 11th April, come and celebrate with us and raise even more for Doctors Without Borders. Have a look HERE for details.
So, after a wonderful and somewhat crazy month we have reached the day of the draw.
This evening you are invited to come to Bean & Bud and be a part of the celebrations of this remarkable fundraiser. Come along for 5:30 and have a drink (booze or the best Tea and Coffee in t’gate) before the draw at 6:00pm. Why not be there to bask in the glory of your win.
Its not too late to buy a ticket, you can buy from Redhouse Originals or Bean and Bud right up till the draw though online sales will stop early today.
Good luck to everyone and thank you to all who have made this event a huge success. We should have a grand total by the time the draw takes place.
You now have just 3 days to buy your ticket for the Redhouse Art Raffle for MSF. You can see the amazing prizes above they are:
Gered Mankowitz ‘Jimi Green Jacket’
Goldie ‘Three Peace Suite’
Pete McKee ‘Our Favorite Record Shop’
Peter Doherty ‘Chien Bleu’
Horace Panter ‘Silver Robot’
Dudley Edwards ‘Ringo’s Mural’
Ian Skelly ‘The Coral Collection’ (3 signed prints)
Pete Smith ‘Just The Ticket’ (First Edition Signed Book)
David Rusbatch ‘Always’
The Studio of Ezra ‘Bootleg Bardot’
You can still buy online HERE at Redhouse Originals or at Bean & Bud where the draw will take place at 1800hrs (6pm) on Monday. The great news for Monday is that you can not only come and partake in the draw but you can enjoy the best cuppa in the world ….yes the world while the draw takes place.
STOP PRESS…. News just in that the draw will be done by Mr Dudley Edwards the amazing artist that produced “Ringo’s Mural” (yes,THE Ringo). You can read about it HERE and you can win a signed print in the raffle!
You have 5 days to buy a ticket for the Redhouse Art Raffle. You COULD win an original piece of art and you WILL be saving lives by helping Doctors Without Borders. Click HERE or in comments bit on FB