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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Friends' Fundraising Activities

Last week was a very busy week, we visited Marlborough College chapel on Tuesday, and held the second of our fundraising events, a wine tasting at Magnum Wines in Wood Street on Thursday evening, to restore these 2 paintings:
 Above 'Landscape' by George Downs, and below 'Night Sky' by Jack Smith
The first fundraising event was a Q&A session held on 27 August with Hadrian Ellory van-Dekker, Director and Chief Executive of the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust, chaired by Erik Burnett-Godfree, when we raised £421.
We had a great evening wine tasting at Magnum Wines, and were fortunate enough to have raffle prizes donated by The Marriott Hotel, Deacon's Jewellers, Wilson's butcher, The Core and Brian at Magnum donated 2 bottles of wine. We raised £152 from the raffle and £275 from the wine tasting.
Making a grand total of £848 from both events.
Here are a few photos of us at the wine tasting:
 This first one above shows the very knowledgeable Brian talking us through one of the wines

What a great evening

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