Shrewsbury School

SSDPA's annual Jazz Evening & BBQ raises over £2,000

Friday 8 June 2012

Torches and fire pits lit the KH lawn, and fairy lights decorated the trees for the annual Day Parents’ Association Jazz Evening. The music, provided by Will Heyes (Ch LVI) and his Jazz Band, drifted atmospherically over the grass as 200 parents, day and boarding, chatted and ate a delicious meal.  

The Parents’ Association Chairman, Grant Williams, was able to announce that over £2000 was raised during the evening, which will all go directly to an orphanage and hospital supported by the charity Medic Malawi. Led by Sam Pinches (Rb UVI), who provided the Landrover, and Steve Fox and Duncan Kirkby from the staff, students who will be visiting the project in July helped to set up the venue for the evening, putting up the marquee and setting out two dining rooms (one inside KH - in case of rain). 

As an extra bonus, the Christie family persuaded Experian, a national company, to double the first £250 that was made – in itself, enough to pay a nurse’s salary for four months. 

The rain held off and the chat went on into the night….


Luke Champion, Elliot Christie, Matt Davies, Eliza Hodgson, Seb Pope and Chairman Grant Williams set up the marquee. Charlie Straw, Will Heyes, Sienna Holmes and Ali Webb take a break from providing the Jazz.
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