Archive for December 8th, 2006

£13k, £14k, £15k!

Posted by stuff4sam on December 8, 2006

What with all the excitement of the craft fair and party we forgot to mention that we hit big targets!

Over £3000 was raised in those two days, taking us well over the £15,000 mark! We’ve been thinking that we need a Blue Peter style totaliser so that we can erupt silver paper when we get to our psychological target of £20,000.

Its worth mentioning here that we’re not planning on stopping when we get to £20k, it just sounded like a really big number when we started all this back in December 2005!

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Hi Sam from Newfoundland

Posted by stuff4sam on December 8, 2006

 Hi Sam,

Stephen sliding down a cliff!

Here I am sliding down a cliff into St John’s Harbour, Newfoundland (I really was sliding!). Luckily there are lots of big beardy fishermen here who go ahrrr ahrrr a lot, so I was rescued quite quickly. Newfoundland is a rocky island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There are always huge waves crashing against the cliffs, and in the spring there are lots of enormous icebergs floating by.


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Party time

Posted by stuff4sam on December 8, 2006

Its been a busy old week so its taken a while to gather our thoughts and write up about the party on Saturday night, but here it is!

A fabulous time was had by all. Over 60 people joined the celebrations making their way to Kings Cross on a cold dark December evening. A glass of cava welcomed them at the door!

The entertainment of the evening was provided by singer-song writer Dexter James (sample some of his music via his website). Dexter set the mood of the evening and was followed by comedian Dylan who shared stories about hecklers and unpleasant toddlers!

At one stage of the evening, the bar ran out of £5 notes as people fought to take part in the note draw. There was some reluctance to sign the queen’s paper but some treasonists in the room even went so far as signing their names on the queen’s forehead. The prizes included a brand-new walkman phone, dinner at the Harrison, cinema tickets, tickets to the V&A and posh chocolates. The draw raised £240!

The auction was the highlight of the evening raising £1285! There was lots of interest in the items. At one stage there was even someone bidding from the end of the phone for the website lot! The auction items were as follows:

  • Golf Day at Bletchingly Golf Club (donated by Jan Tingey) – £120
  • World Music CDs (donated by World Circuit Records) – £100 
  • Tickets to Lionel Ritchie (Audrey Kane at LiveNation) – £100
  • Moroccan banquet (donated by Sophie Tarnoy) – £205
  • Chinese banquet for 6 (donated by Henny Swan) – £230
  • Bespoke website (donated by Christina McGuire) – £270
  • Harley Davidson trip (donated by Neil Tingey) – £130 (x2).

The money is still being counted but the grand total so far is £2370! 

We’d like to thank everyone who came to the party and made it such a success. We’d also like to thank the following people: everyone who donated prizes and auction lots; Debbie and Jane for putting together such great food; Dexter and Dylan for being so fab; Matt for hosting the auction so professionally; Hugh for compering the evening; MOD and Chris for doing the playlist; and the Harrison for putting on such a great do.  Special thanks go to Yolanda and Debbie for organising the whole thing in such a short space of time! Well done guys!

Throughout the night, people posed for Hi Sam pictures and here are some of the results:

 Madeleine, Debbie and Henny with Hi Sam picture

Madeleine, Debbie and Henny in their glad-rags! 

Chris with pipe and fluffy pink cowboy hat

Chris in his!

Party shoes say Hi Sam

Special party shoes!

We will be adding more pictures to the site when we get them. Send us your pictures and we’ll add them here –  

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