We’d like to say thank you to customers of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose who have supported our recent fundraising events. Our team of young people and volunteers helped with bag packing at Sainsbury’s store in Regent Road and raised over £650: At Waitrose in Spingingfields, Manchester the stores monthly “community matters” charity promotion raised over £145 for the club.
Sergeant May Preston from the Salford Central Neighbourhood Policing Team will be taking part in the Belfast Marathon on 7 May 2012 to raise money for the club.
Sergeant Preston said: “It’s a really iconic building and it’s great that they have stayed close to their roots and chosen to do so much good within the area to make Salford a better place to grow up. To show my support, I will be running my first marathon on my 30th birthday and hopefully will be able to raise a decent amount of money for them.”
To sponsor May, please visit www.justgiving.com/May-Preston30
Stephen Wright, photographer of the iconic picture of the Smiths outside SLC (used on the inside sleeve of the Queen is Dead) has generoulsy donated one of the original proofs sent to him by Rough Trade Records. This is now being auctioned on ebay with the money raised going to the club.
If you would like to help the club by making a bid for this very rare item please follow the link below.
Our intrepid team of bag packers spent a weekend at our local supermarket recently, raising funds for this years annual camp. Thanks to Sainsbury’s and customers for helping us raise a brilliant £1712 in 2 days.
Smiths fans have put 4 items on ebay to raise funds for the club. There are 2 framed original Smiths photos by Stephen Wright and a couple of weird and wonderful Morrissey figures – one knitted and one modelled in clay.
Please follow the link to view auction items and make a bid to support the club.
Gig – Morrissey tribute band Ambitious Outsiders play a fundraising gig for us in Manchester next Thursday 13th November.
It’s at the Star and Garter, Fairfield Street.
Our fantastic Moz and Smiths supporters are also holding a fundraising auction on ebay. Details on http://forums.morrissey-solo.com/showthread.php?t=92653
Ambitious Outsiders are seen here posing in our new T shirt designs which will be available at the gig and then direct from us.
The families from Lyndsey’s Store, the corner shop opposite the club, decided to help our fundraising appeal recently. They asked their customers to help, by putting their loose change in a sweet jar on the shop counter. The result, is that after a couple of months, local people have raised £215 towards our appeal.
Fantastic, its great to know our support comes from near and far. Picture shows Sandra , Ruby and Lyndsey from the store.
We have sent a Salford Lads’ Club T-shirt to thank Bill Nighy for his generous donation to our appeal. Bill was staring in a play at Salford’s Lowry Theatre about 18 months ago and heard about the club’s fundraising appeal.
Bill Nighy memorably stared as Billy Mack in “Love Actually” and as Davy Jones in “Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest”.
If you spot him wearing our T-shirt, give him a wave!
(Picture by Pete Mountain from “Love Actually”)