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Winstons WishWinstons Wish

Wednesday 31st October

Some of ours readers may be aware that John and Jackie Romero from Carillon Music Festivals support the Winstons Wish Charity (for bereaved children). They hope their fundraising will break the £10,000 mark early next year. We hope the following might be of interest!

If you have any running friends, family or work colleagues that are looking to run a marathon, or have been disappointed in not getting a place for London 2... Read more.

Farewell To Nick SwiftFarewell To Nick Swift

Saturday 6th October

Yesterday 5th October saw the funeral for Nick Swift. The Chapel was full and standing room was arranged outside as over 200 people attended the memorial Woodlands.

Music was played by Michael Wooldridge, the eulogy was given by Colin Ford and the ceromony was conducted by Rev Ann Parker.

Many of the guests which included family, friends, customers, musicians and leading names in the music business  stayed an hour or so to swap stories about Nick.

Nick Swift, A Tragic LossNick Swift, A Tragic Loss

Friday 28th September

The home music world has been shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Nick Swift of Swift Music at the age of only 57.  He was widely known for his unstinting support of organists, organ societies and music festivals throughout the country and the contribution he made is immeasurable.

Nick and his wife Margaret opened their organ, piano and keyboard shop in Bristol in September 2000.  Nick had previously run his own business in finance and Margaret had been employed in the civil service.  Together they resolved to run the kind of business that they wo... Read more.

Funeral ArrangementsFuneral Arrangements

Friday 28th September

We have just been informed of an open invitation to anyone who would like to celebrate Nick's life.  His funeral will be Friday 5th October at 1.30pm at Woodlands, just north of Bristol, BS35 3TA.

Please do not bring or send flowers as there will be family flowers only. A collection box will be available on the day or donations can be made through BCM Funeral Directors, 177 Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7DR.

Musical Day Out!Musical Day Out!

Friday 28th September

If you are not aware Brentford Musical Museum have a whole day dedicated to Theatre Organs tomorrow, Saturday 29th September. The event is packed with things to do and we think it should be a great day out.

Main Events

11.30 – 12.00    Open Console

12.00 – 13.00    Lunch

13.00 – 13.30    Introduction and Tour of the Organ with Richard Hills

13.30 – 14.15    In Conversation - Richard Hills with... Read more.

Charity ConcertCharity Concert

Tuesday 18th September

Jean Martyn will be playing at St Johns' Methodist Church, St Austell, Cornwall on 20th September. The aim of the event is to raise money for The Little Harbour Childrens Hospice. Tickets are available from the Hospice Tel: 01271 325 270

Jean told us "This childrens hospice is in desperate need of funds, and we would like to fill the church so that they can provide care and equipment for these children, any help and funds we can get will be deeply appreciated".

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