Posted by stuff4sam on April 24, 2008
Back in December 2006 we had a party to raise money for Sam which raised over £2000! At the party we had an auction. Our good friend Neil donated his time and petrol by auctioning a ride on his Harley motorbike.
A year and four months later (a-hem) we travelled to Tunbridge Wells so that Margaret and Jo who each bid for the Harley ride could do the deed!
Here are some photos from the day. You can also listen to a podcast (mp3) from the day featuring the giant roar of the engine!
A full write-up will be here soon.
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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 in their glad-rags!
Chris in his!
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted by stuff4sam on December 4, 2006
A great time was had by all at the Party4Sam at the weekend. People came from places as far away as Liverpool to support the event. We had some fabulous entertainment and the climax of the evening, the auction raised a stunning £1220! This took the total raised on the night to £2100 and counting. We should have a final total to announce by the end of the week.
We will be writing more and sharing photos soon.
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Posted by stuff4sam on November 20, 2006
Yes we’re having a Christmas party and we’d love to see you there. The night will be packed with comedy, live music from Dexter James and DJs as well as an auction. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid for spectacular prizes. Ever fancied riding on a Harley Davidson, want to catch Lionel Ritchie live at Wembley or have a Chinese banquet cooked for you at home, if so, don’t miss out and here’s how:
Date: Saturday 2 December 2006
Time: 8.00pm til late
Venue: The Harrison Bar, King’s Cross (map)
Dress code: Red. Think Christmas, think oriental think red.
Tickets: £10 (includes a free drink and food)
Places are limited so we recommend that you buy tickets in advance. You can buy your tickets from:
- Write a cheque payable to “stuff4sam” and email us at email@example.com to find out where to send it.
- Buy tickets directly from Henny, Madeleine, Debbie, Hugh, Mod, Yolanda, Neil or Chris.
All ticket purchases will be acknowledged with an email receipt. If you have any queries regarding tickets and payment please contact Yolanda on 07946 63 02 22.
See you there!
King’s Cross transport information
Tube: King’s Cross or Russell Square
Train: King’s Cross or King’s Cross Thameslink
Buses: 10, 17, 30, 45, 63, 73, 91, 205 and more
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