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Category: Past Events

Saturday, 19th November 2022 Boots Orchestra in Nottingham

St. Mark’s Church, Woodthorpe (7:30 p.m.) The Boots Orchestra played a great concert in aid of The Helen Loewenstein Memorial Trust www.hlmt.org.uk at St Mark’s Church, Woodthorpe. A highlight was Saint-Saens’s 3rd violin concerto, with Megumi Rolfe, soloist in residence at the Boots Orchestra, playing beautifully. The programme also included the Overture to “Mirella” by…
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Sherwood Vegan Market, Saturday 12th November 2022 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

HLMT had a stall at the market with a full range of cards, crafts preserves and indoor and outdoor plants. There was a good degree of interest despite the stall being at one end of the market. £266 was raised towards HLMT funds. Big thanks go to Celia, Lee, Pete, Pippa, Ros and Stella for…
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Nottingham Green Festival, Sunday 11th September

The Helen Loewenstein Memorial Trust set up a lovely crafts and plants stall at the Green Festival, which attracted good crowds to a large, well-organised, friendly event. Many people came to the HLMT stall to browse and buy crafts and produce and to talk with HLMT people. The stall raised over £900, sufficient to fund…
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Celebration of the life of Phil O’Keefe 4th September 2022

HLMT trustees Pete and Stella were asked to speak about the trust at this event, held in Tynemouth and attended by around 150 people. Supporters may remember that, when Phil died in 2020, his family and friends donated around £5000 to HLMT in his memory. Stella and Pete also brought with them a selection of…
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Mistakes Party Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 4.00 p.m.

Nottingham HLMT supporters Paula Brady and Bob Blatchford organised a hugely successful ‘Mistakes Party” for HLMT. They gave over their house to fill most rooms full of items that friends and HLMT supporters had donated. And on the day many dozens of people came to enjoy their hospitality and food, and to support HLMT by…
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Ana Gonzalez – the Comrades Marathon August 2022

UPDATE 29 JULY 2022: VERY SADLY, ANA GONZALEZ HAS EXPERIENCED HEALTH ISSUES WHICH HAVE FORCED HER TO WITHDRAW FROM THIS YEAR’S COMRADES MARATHON. SHE IS GUTTED. ANA IS HOPING TO RUN THE COMRADES MARATHON FOR HLMT IN 2023 OR 2024 EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED TO THIS EVENT HAS BEEN OFFERED A RETURN OF THEIR DONATIONS.…
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Sherwood Street Market – HLMT stall 20th August 2022

HLMT sadly did not run a stall at this event. Having previously offered HLMT a stall, very late in the day, in July 2022, after HLMT had prepared and circulated publicity for this event and arranged volunteers for the stall, the organisers of Sherwood Street Market informed HLMT that we could not have a stall…
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An evening of live music – extraordinary women and more… Louise Jordan, singer-songwriter + Paul Carbuncle support, 28th May 2022 7.30 p.m.

A packed hall was treated to an evening of wonderful music by Louise Jordan and Paul Carbuncle. The theme of Louise’s songs was “Extraordinary women, lesser known and better known.” They included journalist Dorothy Lawrence, working-class suffragette from Derbyshire, Hannah Mitchell and Florence Nightingale. Paul’s folk-punk medley included a brilliant self-penned song about the hostile…
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HLMT Plant and Craft Stall

Saturday 14th May 2022,  10a.m. – 2 p.m. Outside Crimson Tree, Sherwood NG5 2FX The sun shone, the stall attracted many people to look at and buy a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants and crafts. and raised over £1,100 for HLMT. Big thanks to Carol, Charm, Leonie, Liz, Pete, Roger and Stella for…
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Zumbathon Saturday 7th May 2022 10.00am – 1.00pm. (doors open 9.30am)

Charm Daley, a HLMT trustee and Zumba instructor, together with four other instructors ran this fundraising event to celebrate the International day of the Midwife! Three hours of non-stop, high-energy, fun-filled Zumba, with over thirty women taking part, having either raised their own sponsorship or donated to Charm’s fundraising page. A raffle, featuring a signed…
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