24th December 2019
Click on the image above to read about when Keith and I met agreat lady called
Dorothy Sessa on our travels through the Panama Canal
CLICK HERE and learn about her`Flight to Freedom.
Perhaps send her a message – she was very interested in our story and I am
sure she would be pleased to hear rom you.
23rd December 2019Hi Everyone, Today we are sending a cheque for £515to Breast Cancer Now. This has been raised as follows
£200 - A very generous donation from Dodworth Colliery Band
£150 - Gareth Haynes organised an `Oompah` Band to play at AFC Rushden & Diamonds Football Club and their fee was donated to us
£40 - A further donation was received in memory of the late Mrs Hazel Molly Morgan, a great supporter of ours
£32 - A further donation received from our October concert at Thrapston
£40 - A donation received from one of our "Boobies"
£53 - General donations received
We also received a £10 donation on our Just Giving Page
Our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this donation - it is very much appreciated
This takes our overall fundraising total up to £262,036 of which £225,768 has been donated to breast cancer research with the remaining £36,268 going to other worthy charities. Click Here for a full breakdown of these charities
From all at Boobs & Brass, we wish you a Very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year
Thank you all for your continued support
2nd November 2019 - Hi EveryoneHi Everyone, Today we are sending a cheque to Breast Cancer Now for the amount of £1468.00. This has been raised as follows:- £1105.00 50% of the proceeds from our concert last Saturday at Thrapston Plaza
£107.69 Donations received in memory of the late Mrs Hazel Molly Morgan who passed away recently. Hazel was a great supporter of Boobs & Brass and she helped us greatly with our fundraising. Many thanks to her family for choosing BCN as the recipient of this donation.
£50.00 Donation received from 8 year old Kimberly Longstaffe who made bracelets for her Brownie badge work from lollipop sticks and sold them to her friends.
£50.00 Donation from Aldwincle Village Hall Committee.
£97.35 Profit from the sales of Alan Nichols` book “I`ve Had This Idea”.
£57.96 General donations.
We are also making a payment to Magpas Air Ambulance for £1105.00 being 50% of the proceeds from our Thrapston Plaza concert. There was also £84 raised from the sale of their Christmas cards and merchandise making a total of £1189.00
This takes our fund raising total to £261,511. Of this, £225,243has been donated for breast cancer research with the remaining £36,268 going to various good causes. See our website for a breakdown of these.
Thank you to every person who has been part of this fundraising. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. Together we can make a difference!
26th October 2019 - Hi EveryoneWhat a splendid night had by all at the Thrapston Plaza last night. We should celebrate the full-house audience who appreciated the varied programme and warm atmosphere. Well done to everybody. There are a few videos on YouTube. See the links below
16th September 2019 - Hi EveryoneAlan Nichols, Jane's husband, has written 'A light-hearted history of Boobs and Brass' entitled 'I'VE HAD THIS IDEA'. It is now available to purchase at a cost of £12.95 (plus postage if being mailed to you). To purchase a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details also on Facebook
5th September 2019 - Hi EveryoneWe're getting ever closer to our Autumn Charity Concert at Thrapston Plaza. Tickets are available through Maggie. It's going to be a geat night!
8th Feb 2019 - Hi EveryoneToday we have sent a cheque for £4,840 to Breast Cancer Now
This was raised as follows
£3415.00 - Boobs & Brass performance at Butlins and collections over the weekend
£1000.00 - another donation from Lincolnshire Hospitals Band re Lincoln Cathedral concert
£115.25 - donation from Rushden Mission Band from their fund raising
£110.40 - donation from Cholsey Silver Band - they held a raffle at their December concert
£65.00 - sale of our cd`s
£134.35 - General donations
Thank you to everyone who has raised this money for us. Our fund raising total now stands at £256,239 Of this - £221,260 has been donated to breast cancer research and the other £34,979 has been donated to other good causes
Jane & Maggie
8th Feb 2019 - Hi EveryoneWe are sending a cheque to Breast Cancer Now for £267.00
This is from Mr Peter Vause from the Lincolnshire Hospitals Band
and is an addition to the donations that he received on his
Just Giving Page for the Sky Dive that he did to raise funds for Boobs & Brass.
This takes our total fundraising amount to £251,399
(£216,420 for breast cancer research and £34,979 for other charities).
Wishing you all a Healthy and Happy 2019..
Maggie & Jane 14 December 2018 Hi Everyone, Just to let you know - we have received some more donations on the Just Giving pages - £340 in total. There is £90 on Ewan Robson`s page and £250 on Boobs & Brass page (Margaret Betts). The £250 is from a `Boobie` who has not played with us for a while but still follows us and supports what we are doing. So - to this Boobie - we would like to say a huge `thankyou` for this very generous donation and for continuing to support our concept and cause. You know who you are !! These additional donations now take our total fun raising total to £251,132. Of this, £216,153 has gone to breast cancer research and the remaining £34,979 to other worthwhile charities. Maggie & Jane
22nd Nov 2018 - Hi EveryoneSince our last update there have been more donations received on some of
the Just Giving pages, as follows
Ewan Robson - £479
Sue Herbert - £35
Peter Vause - £10
M Betts - £60(including donation from Judith Hayes from
the sale of her music)
Therefore, this additional £584 takes our total fund raising to
£250,792 (£215,813 to breast cancer research £34,979 to other charities)
Maggie & Jane
16th Oct 2018 - Hi EveryoneToday we have sent cheques to the value of £7606.00
to Breast Cancer Now
This is made up as follows
£6000.00 - concert at Lincoln Cathedral
£623.45 - Bucket collection at Lincoln
£218.80 - Raffles on the coaches to Lincoln
£393.50 - CD`s and other merchandise sold at the Lincoln concert
£370.25 - other donations and cd sales
In addition to this we received a donation from
Amy Bland of £500 Just Giving page - Genette Gilbert,
cornet player Lincolnshire Hospitals Band £65.00
Additions to Ewan Robson`s and Boobs & Brass (Margaret Betts)
Just Giving Pages
The Grand Total is now £250,208.00
£215228 to breast cancer research
£34980 to various other charities
Thank you to everyone who has made this happen.
It is an absolutely incredible achievement.
Your support and encouragement has, and still is very much appreciated.
Jane & Maggie
4th Oct 2018 - Hi EveryoneToday we have posted a cheque to Breast Cancer Now for £100.
This generous donation was given to us by supporters
of Boobs & Brass who are unable to make the Lincoln concert.
Thank you very much - you know who you are!!
In addition to this, there have been more donations made
on some Just Giving pages, as follows
Boobs & Brass - £72
Sue Herbert - £30
Sharon Marshall - £130
Ewan Robson - £100
Total of donations in this report - £432.00
Total of funds raised - ££241,892 (BCN £206,912.34 Other £34,979.36)
Amount needed to hit £250,000 - £8,108
Thank you all for your continued support
Maggie & Jane