An evening with Jack Russell

The evening started at 19:30, with Jack Russell as the speaker. Jack brought with him about 30,000 worth of his paintings and limited edition prints. He spoke for about 45 minutes on various topics and finished the first part of the evening by showing us all the contents of his famous cricket bag.

We were able to see and hear about his favourite 'keeping gloves, and about various special items he wore. He regaled us with anecdotes on why each item had become part of his routine.

The last item was, perhaps, the most famous of all - his HAT. We were treated to some very amusing tales about what his wife had to do at the end of each season to keep the hat going.

We had a break to run a raffle. This raised over £600.

Jack then did a question and answer session which went very, very well. He was very articulate and full with his answers.

The evening finished with an auction of some signed memorabilia which raised over £500.

We were able to tell the 170 people who came along that all told we had raised £3.500 for Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough.

Many thanks to all who attended and everyone who donated money and memorabilia and helped the evening to be such a success.


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