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Headphones & Handbags

In aide of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, which will run as a series of club events* to raise money toward the charity.  

The idea has come about because of a number of things: me wanting to give to the community of women everywhere - this is a worthwhile charity that continues to do its best in saving lives, and on a personal level.  I, perhaps, like a number of you, your friends or family members have been greatly affected by cancer and what it does and can often bring with it - I know my friend Gillian - she was a good friend, and oh. so young.  She would have been proud to back and attend an event such as this had she made it through her battle - this first one is honour of her!

So, if I could ask you to be gracious by helping to push this event: on your Facebook pages, if you are a Blogger don't stop talking about it, or Tweeting and retweeting day and night, texting and generally spreading the word where ever you go.  

Our launch event of Headphones & Handbags is on Thursday, 15th March 2012, and you are more than welcome to also show your support there as well as contributing right here.

Most of all, what ever amount you can spare will go a long way to helping someone else's life.

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Nervous excitement came and went on March 15th as I soon had my project manager head on - decorations to deal with at the venue, raffle prizes to sort and even the odd hiccup with DJ's and a moment of panic but I need not have worried - thanks to Judy - door lady cum expert ballon blower up.  

9:00pm our doors open - soon enough supporters turned up in steady no's.  We had a lovely eveing; great music from the turntable selectors - all women, not even a bit of feedback could prevent the enthusiasm of the audience appreciating the guest PA's: Miracle - that Reggae no. had everybody skanking on the one, and Shea Soul rocked and stirred them with her sing-along club classics.  

Bellowing out numbers of winning tickets in between the music, well it had to be for the great raffle prizes at least - compilation CD's galore to bath smellies and chocolates too hard to not resist - prizes I'd be glad to have won myself... Next time I shall by the whole raffle book and indulge myself. Where did the time go, it was all over before I had time to say "c'mon and jump to the beat".  Thanks to everybody who turned out, our collective input raised a tidy amount of £430 through the door entry - thank you so much, you all are shining stars.  Watch out the photos will be up online soon...

So, I'm buzzing with more ideas and this mission continues now I have a swing in my step.  More surprises on the way came my way when I found out that my work colleagues in my absence (it's called annual leave from work) did their own fund raising effort the same day as our gig.  Collectively, they pulled in a mighty £105.00 in 24-hours with lots of pink fairy cakes and staff painting their nails, donning pink wigs and faux pas fashion statements were made with quirky pink items of clothing - every item fetching a £1 for the buckets.  Thanks for going that extra mile, you guys in Customer Services are ace!  

And there you have it to date, the offline effort has greatly bumped up my total to a mighty 78% in this £1,0000 Challenge so not much to do now to bring in a home run of £115.00 to complete the first success of Headphones & Handbags efforts to make Breakthrough Breast Cancer proud - can we do this?  "Yes, we can" and I will!  

Thank you everybody for making sacrificial giving with your generous gestures, you are indeed a blessing.  Your help will bring a smile to woman out there somewhere and help to save a life!  Let's keep it up! 

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Updates 3

Have a giggle and see if you can spot yourself in the video short we put together of the party - a full length version should be available, hopefully it won't be too long now. We aim to have one more event before the end of the year so watch this space for more H & Handbag news

15/07/12 20:11

Awhopping £600 was raised by all of you who supported our 2nd fundraising effort which had a wonderful buzz the entire time. The DJ's and the live PA were all outstanding, the raffle prizes well received and you punters were great, so thank YOU! See you all at the 3rd gig x

04/07/12 17:32

28.06.2012 - Headphones & MANbags Pt. 2 - here come the Boys! Rap Saunders/Phil Asher/Kaidi Tatham/Seamus Haji/Orin Afronaut/Terry Farley/Johnny Reckless/Pete Mello/T-Roy Broadcite/Stephen Dove/Mc E Mix, Marcia Carr & U! Earlybird tkts - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/171676

08/06/12 13:17

Raising money for

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Charity Registration No. England & Wales No.1062636 Scotland No. SC039058

Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer. We believe passionately that this disease can be beaten. By fighting on three fronts – research, campaigning and education – we are determined to save and change lives by removing the fear of breast cancer for good.

Donations 30

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Marcia you superstar! Keep spinning the wheels of steel! Hugs! Al x

Donation by al brown on 04/07/12

£20.00

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I'm sure the night will go well and its for a very worthy cause.

Donation by AL Bailey on 28/06/12

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Sorry I cant be there but heres the price of a ticket, hope its an amazing night!

Donation by Ryan!!! on 26/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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my life is so precious and i love each and every day, cant we all help out a bit. to help those who also know how precious life is.

Donation by warren pereira on 31/05/12

Donation by Anonymous on 28/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Very proud of you Lady Marcia. Massive thumbs up for doing this!

Donation by Goobi (a.k.a Mr Boogie the Vinyl Junkie) on 27/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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All the best Marcia....x

Donation by Ian Dadds on 24/05/12

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

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well done Marcia..keep supporting such a worthy cause xxx

Donation by Mo Lishomwa on 07/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 31/03/12

£10.00

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Donation by Sharon Tasker on 31/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Marcia! Sorry I couldn't be there but good work on all you have done to support this worthy cause. Kx

Donation by Karen Griffith on 30/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck x

Donation by Clare Quinn on 21/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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For a good cause

Donation by Abi Eniola on 17/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Marcia and to all those that played and was involved on the night, well done. A worthy cause, was good to pop along and support. All the best x

Donation by Paul 'Radical' Ruiz on 17/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Marcia.....it was a great night too well done x

Donation by louise melmoth on 16/03/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Any time I hear of someone touched by cancer, it touches my heart. A worthy cause and bless you for doing this Marcia. Well done x

Donation by anna chan on 16/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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What a nice honourable thing for a friend to do for another. Much blessings to you and yours lovely lady :-) xx

Donation by Noisy Sista on 16/03/12

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Marcia, You are Gilians true friend and I think you are great!!!! Have a great night and raise loads!! Love David xx

Donation by David Hart on 15/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hi Marcia Sorry, cant make it tonight, would have loved to been there so pls have a boogie for me! Great cause, hope you raise lots!! Amz xx

Donation by Amman Kainth on 15/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck lady......... xx

Donation by Ken Stevens on 15/03/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Marcia for tonight, and thank you so much for doing this in Memmory of my sister.Gillian. See you later. love Heather.

Donation by Heather Hart on 15/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the fund raising, hopefully a fair bit will be raised. Gutted couldn't attend the party. Love Sparky xx

Donation by Mark Hyman on 14/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck :o) xxxx

Donation by Krystle Weaver on 14/03/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Marcia

Donation by Graeme Purple on 14/03/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the fundraising, hope you have a good party, lots of love Beat.

Donation by Beat Faver on 11/03/12

£20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£435.00
  • Offline donations£1,235.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,670.00
  • Gift Aid£88.75

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