Kay and I have decided that the gig we organised with the Sammy Rimington International band at the Winning Post on 18 October 2018 would be our last.
Our jazz events for the benefit of the Shooting Star Children's Hospices – Christopher's near Guildford and Shooting Star House in Hampton - have raised £61,618.81, a quite amazing amount. Included in the above figure is the 'Jazzers 5p Challenge' which has raised £5,155.60, the equivalent of 103,112 5p coins! None of this could have been achieved without the incredible support of some fantastic people: the jazzers who came through rain and shine, a group of stoical volunteers, many of whom have little or no interest in the music, an enormous number of lovely, dedicated, superb musicians and, of course, the staff of the Winning Post. To all of you, our heartfelt thanks for all the support, donations and friendship generated over the years.