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Concerts For Ukraine Raise £20,602!!!

Friars Aylesbury Press Release 5 May 2022
The Friars Aylesbury Dung Beatles Concerts for Ukraine held on 12 and 20 April raised £20,602 for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.
Following an approach to Friars Aylesbury by The Dung Beatles to organise a concert for Ukraine and the kind offer by Father Doug Zimmerman for the use of St Mary’s Church as a venue, two very successful sell-out concerts were organised on 12 and 20 April. The concerts included special guests John Otway, Isla St Clair, The Boodlum Band, Ruby Lewis, Rob Oakley and Matt Manning. All the participants and organisers gave their services for free. A special thank you to Siyan Stage Lighting, Lois Hillier Creative, Josh Parker Photography, Wild Rose Florists, Jim Neenan, Fresh Design and Print, Aylesbury Music, all the staff at St Marys and everyone who donated raffle prizes for their kind support. Special thanks also to The Sage Foundation who provided £5000 of matched funding.
There was a raffle which raised over £1450 and sale of Ukrainian iced cakes which raised over £1000. Including all ticket sales, other donations, bar profits and matched funding the total raised was £20,602
Say The Dung Beatles’ ……….
“The Beatles and their timelessly joyous music inspired these events that brought so many people together - ‘Give peace a chance’ -  what more to say in these times? We’re pleased to have been able to make a small contribution to this incredibly important cause. We’d like to thank everyone who enthusiastically contributed time and energy to make the concerts happen and of course, thanks to everyone who came to the shows and donated so generously”.

Tour de France III

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After the last two years of total frustration it was great to finally get to travel on our third trip to France, this time staying at the lovely town of Bram, near Carcassonne. We did two fantastic gigs, the first at Maison de Mallast, in the beautiful town of Montolieu, and the second at Club 620, in the picturesque village of Fontieres Cabardes. Our sincere thanks to our local ex pat friends John & Lindsay Stewart and Steve Mallett for organising these gigs and making us feel so welcome!

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