Our fund-raising party last Saturday showed how lucky we are to have such generous and warm-hearted people living in our county. We raised over £1600 to donate to the Forest Peoples Programme and the boat that the Wampi indigenous people badly need. Or 3,200 hectares of rainforest protected.
The band was terrfiic - Wye Valley Jazz and Dave Provis not only donated their performance fee, they played with great verve and passion. More than 100 people bought tickets for the event at De Koffee Pot, Hereford's place on the Left Bank which is growing in popularity as a place for parties, exhibitions as well as food and drink and watching the river Wye flow by. De Koffee Pot didn;t charge either.
My deep thanks go to the organisers, Sue Bugler and her good friends Cam Provis, Vicki Murray, Ingrid Heatly and Jenny Bullough, to Sue Bell and Malcolm Bell who spoke so well, and to Will Bugler, who patiently explained the ways to donate through our interactive map, taking over £400 through the map alone.