News 2015

Click HERE for Maggie & Janes Christmas Message!
Click HERE for photos from Sheffield City Hall on 17th December
December 2015
we are sending a cheque to Breast Cancer Now for the amount of £4,280. This is made up as follows:-

Concert in Wellingborough 17th October - £900 - (this job also raised £900 for Prostate Cancer UK)
Concert in Kettering 14th November - £1297 (this job also raised £255 for the Church funds)
Concert in Eastbourne 21st Nov - £1521 - (this job also raised £1521 for the Breast Cancer Dep at Eastbourne Gen Hospital)
Carol playing at Nene Court Business Park - £344 
Milton Malsor Parish Council - Becky Ludlow asked them to donate her fee for playing The Last Post to the charity - £50
Sale of Sharon McCallum`s pottery sheep - £35
Alison Loukes - donation instead of sending Christmas cards - £25
`Friends` - phone socks - £12
General Donations - £96

This takes our Grand Total of fund raising up to £181,482 

October 2015
Today we are sending £3730 to Breast Cancer Now. This money has been raised as follows:-

£366.00 - On 19th September at the National Finals at Cheltenham, Boobs & Brass performed a short concert before the results of the Second Section and there was a bucket collection and this was donated by the very generous band supporters awaiting the results. Thanks everyone.

£1269.85 - Earlier this year, Kevin Holdgate organised "Trombones Against Breast Cancer" and following on from this, a friend of Kevin`s - Martin Heartfield organised a Golf Day and to support Kevin has donated this fantastic amount to the Charity. Many thanks Martin.

£315.00 - Gareth and Karen Haynes - loyal supporters and helpers of our band, organised a "Dr. Busker" evening at Raunds Football Club and donated 50% of the proceeds to our charity. Thanks Gareth and Karen for your continued support.

£1730.00 - Last year one of our supporters, Craig Ridley, asked if we would perform a concert together with him singing some numbers to celebrate his 50th birthday. We were very happy to agree to this and the `Down South Boobies performed in Chatham a few weeks ago and the evening was a great success with Craig raising this fantastic amount. There will also be some gift Aid to add to this once the charity have recovered it from HMRC. We have calculated it o be £73.00 and as soon as the charity notify us we will be able to add this to our grand total.

£49.15 - General Donations

Click HERE for Craig's write up about the very successful Chatham concert.
Many thanks to John Fisher for the photos

Congratulations to Gill (Tenor horn), Anita (Cornet) & Annadel (Eb Bass) all players in Boobs & Brass who took part in a Mud Run before the concert last Saturday! They have so far raised over £500 for the cause - but it is not too late to donate to their page:

Watch their video on You Tube HERE
September 2015
73 miles in just 6 hours - that is how far Andy Taylor & his son Matt cycled to raise money for BCN via Boobs & Brass. Many thanks to them for raising £300

August 2015
Today we are sending a donation of £720 to Breast Cancer Now.
£255.00 of this was raised at the Chesterfield concert from ticket sales and bucket collection. Many thanks to Ireland Colliery Band for inviting us to do this - the money from the raffle has already been paid to the charity.
Thorpe Waterville Village in Northamptonshire organised a Duck Race and raised £366.00 which, as in the past 2 years, have donated this to our charity. The other £99.00 is general donations.

This £720 plus £413  (a total of £1133) is going towards our 8th Research Project that we have just announced.  The total cost of this new project is £12,700 and we are hoping to be able to fund this in total again by June 2016.
Thank you all for your continued effort and support
Regards, Jane & Maggie

June 2015
At the beginning of this year we selected a new research project - our 7th one - to fund.
The cost of this project was £17,545 and we hoped that we would raise enough in 2015 to fully fund it.
Well, we have done it and it is only June!
Click HERE for more details
This is an amazing achievement and we thank every individual who has made this possible.

June 2015
We have received some more money to add to our Grand Total donated to Breast Cancer Now.

We have £199.73 Gift Aid on Kevin Holdgates Just Giving Page (taking his total donation to £1048.66) plus a further £125.00 Gift aid from a donation received in 2014 and a donation of £50.00 which has gone directly to the charity. So this total amount of £374.73 takes our Grand total to £169776 - £150,215 to Breast Cancer charities and £19,561 to other charities.

Jane & Maggie

We have sent £8150 to Breast Cancer Campaign:
Derngate Theatre - £5700.64   Verwood with "Blushing Brass" - £2205.11  Raffle at Chesterfield concert - £86.00 Donation from Tracey Keith from sale of cosmetics - £60 - Alan Fernie has donated Royalties  - £11.46, Sale of `hedgehogs` knitted by `Chappers` mum - £31.00, Donation from the `sweet man` on Raunds Market - £50.00, General donation - £5.66. There is also an additional £304.00 on the Just Giving account of Kevin Holdgate. These amounts have enabled us to achieve the target of £17545 to complete the funding of  our 7th Research project! In addition to these figures there was another £2205.11 donated to the charity from "Blushing Brass" ( the proceeds were split 50/50) so this has been included in our overall Grand Total.
May 2015
27th May: Click HERE to read article in the Bournemouth Echo about the concert with Blushing Brass in Verwood

Today we are sending a cheque to Breast Cancer Campaign for £1635. This is the £200 given to us by Steve Alexander and the "Oompah" band members from their performance at Rushden Golf Club and the amount of £1435 raised at our concert at Irchester Bowls Club which was organised by Lynn and Vicki Lax.
Thanks to all concerned for bringing us another step closer to funding our 7th Research Project.

Click HERE to read about our Derngate Theatre Concert
April 2015
Click HERE to read about our Irchester engagement
March 2015

Click HERE for news from Tasmania!
We are now raising funds towards our 7th research project. We need £17,545 - Click HERE for full details

February 2015:

From Maggie & Jane: Today we have sent a cheque to Breast Cancer Campaign for the amount of £6350.00.
This has been raised as follows:-Butlins Skegness - £2832, Trombones Against Breast Cancer (Kevin Holdgate) - £1207,
Worthing Concert - £1127, Niagra Club Sheffield Concert - £327, Rushden Golf Club carol playing - £128, Sale of Boobie Sheep - £102, Rushden Town Band donation from their carol playing - £250, Mairi Addy - playing in her local at Christmas - £100
Friends of Boobs - £64, General Donations- £213
In addition to this - there is another £545.00 on Kevin Holdgate`s Just Giving page for "Trombones Against Breast Cancer" which is still receiving donations. This has gone direct to BCC.What a fantastic start to the year. This will all be going to the new Research Project that we are funding (details to be announced shortly).
This takes our total fundraising up to £156,507 - £136,946 to BCC - £19,506 for other charities.
Thank you ALL for everything you have done to achieve this amazing amount.
Jane & Maggie

January 2015
Click HERE to read about the concert in Worthing on Saturday 31st January
Rushden Town Band present a cheque to Boobs & Brass - Click HERE for details
Click HERE to read about the concert in the Niagara Club, Sheffield on Sunday 25th January
Click HERE to read all about our successful weekend at Butlins!

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