Friday, 19 August 2011

Mission Accomplished!

The results of the Night for NANSA are in!

So far, on the Justgiving page: £695

From the actual night: £348

Grand total: £1043!

So a huge thank you to everyone who donated, to everyone who turned up on the night, to all of the excellent performers who gave their time for free, and to The Birdcage for letting us use their venue and effectively hijack their Wednesday night.

The biggest thanks, however, should go to Tim Andrews and Imogen Thorndyke who set all of it up and made sure the night went so swimmingly. Also to NANSA who had their people walking around shaking their tins. Needless to say, they're over the moon.

It was, genuinely, a really great night. To be honest, I was dreading it a bit. Well, y'know - performance poets, comedians and birds with acoustic guitars. Brrr. But I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the acts all were. Every single one of them.

(Particular mention should go to Imogen's sister Georgi Thorndyke who made her first public performance, at the age of just 14. And to Andy Palmer, who was both funny and charming and who, apparently, went down particularly well with quite a few of the women. Oh, and to my mate Andy Larkin who did a great job of compering the event and getting people to dig deep.)

By the way, that £343 raised on the night - from ticket sales, tin rattling and raffle tickets - is an incredible amount, especially given that it was a relatively small event. It just demonstrates how generous everybody was.

If you didn't make it on the night - or haven't yet donated - you still can by clicking here. I shouldn't have to say it again but I will: NANSA makes a huge difference to some of the most vulnerable people's lives. And that huge difference is all down to people like you making just a small donation.

Thank you.


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