CD STALL

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WE HAVE NOW RAISED

£15,480

Thank you everyone

The full 14th Season of our CD Stall raised £1,533  taking our running total to £14,414.   The secret of this ongoing success remains two-fold: (1) the fantastic response to our appeals for CD donations and (2) Our loyal band of enthusiastic purchasers for whom a visit to the CD Stall is an essential part of their evening.

The new season has started well with £1,066 raised at our first six concerts, including £267 at our special Christmas/Black Friday sale at the December concert. Unfortunately we will be unable to mount the CD stall for our April concert but it will return for our last concert of the season in May. This is because there are only two of us who set up and clear away the CD stall on concert day and one is missing in April. It is simply not possible to do the job in the time available without ‘experienced’ help. If anyone one, but preferably two people, would like to help for two and a half hours on some concert day afternoon and/or 30 minutes after some concerts then please contact Tony at hudson23@blueyonder.co.uk and we would love you to join us.

Donations prior to and during the 14th season were so good that we were able to introduce ‘new-to-us’ CDs at the rate of at least 120 CDs per concert throughout that season. We have enough ‘new-to-us’ CDs to allow us to keep this up for the May concert , but please keep the donations flowing in because we do need them to enable us to do this through our coming fantastic 75th Anniversary Season.

Remember that our CD STALL now provides much improved searching – but, if you cannot find what you want, please ask because we can often help you find just what you want.

For newcomers since October 2004, members have generously donated their surplus/unwanted CDs and DVDs (and have even scrounged from family and friends!!). These have been re-sold on concert evenings with all proceeds going directly into the Club’s Piano Fund. Many people make a visit to the CD stall an essential part of their evening, so please don’t miss out. You will find the stall on the ground floor in the Winter Gardens, at the right hand side of the stairs up to the balcony. We are open from shortly after 7 pm before the concert and throughout the interval.

The success of the stall depends entirely on the generosity of both donors and ‘customers’ – so please keep the CDs and DVDs coming in and please visit the stall on concert evenings. If you have a number of CDs or DVDs to donate and would like to have them collected, please contact Tony Hudson on 01943 430798 or email at hudson23@blueyonder.co.uk.