Our first charity music event
We're grateful to:
All the family and friends who volunteered. Whether on the phone to local businesses getting tombola prizes, spending several days in the kitchen cooking or driving round collecting donated bottles - we've been bowled over by the valuable time and very special talents people have shared, just for us. Thank you.
The Missy Nelson Band
Luckily for us, leading lady and upright bass player Jackie, also has a background in event planning and management. Along with her family, she was instrumental in making the night a success.
The band are a talented bunch too and they gave their performance as a donation. Different, stylish, fun - check out their Facebook page for bookings and plug in to their youtube playlist to find out more about their unique sound - Folsom Prison Blues is our favourite.
The Albion Tavern, Hale Road, Farnham
For the food, their time, the venue, the kitchen, their expertise - we're really grateful. They couldn't have been more generous. They're even giving us the proceeds from the meat raffle this month.
Always packed out for a roast on a Sunday, they serve huge, hearty plates of food. The Missy Nelson Band are regular visitors (both with and without their instruments), there's often entertainment and the patio is a warm, lively place to sit on summer evenings.
Find them online or call to find out what's on and how to make a booking on 01252 716602
Our curry experts - Seema Fox with Alisha and Andy
While we were setting up front of house, Seema was in the kitchen making an authentic spicy chicken dish along with a warm yellow-pea dal. Eager punters milled around for a while before she and her team brought out the trays and laid them on the warmers along with rice, sides and poppadoms.
Everyone walked away happy.
Seema also donated a couple of her home-made meals as prizes. She's thinking of sharing her food further afield this year - watch this space for more details.
And the local businesses who provided prizes:
Restaurant Daniele, Farnham
Café Piccolo, Farnham,