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Video Roundup

In case you haven’t been paying attention to our Facebook page or YouTube channel (and shame on you if that’s the case), here’s a few of the recent additions we’ve put up there. We’ve been trawling through our archives — our attic, actually — to dig a few of these out, and some go back a fair few years so apologies for the video and sound quality on some of them. But we hope you enjoy seeing some young versions of familiar faces.

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A Letter from ARC

Some excerpts from a letter sent by Gráinne Barnett, Director of Fundraising at ARC:

What a great night “Salt & Pepper” put on recently in aid of ARC, a true legacy in memory of Josephine too. The group had me hopping all over the place and they certainly captured the audience…they were brilliant, so well done.


We in ARC are delighted with such a generous amount from your fundraising night — you are all true legends.

Thank you for thinking of ARC, for without people like you, your family and friends, ARC would not be in a position to support men and women living with cancer.

A Visit to ARC House

Today we paid a visit to ARC House on Eccles Street to donate the proceeds from our recent HELP! fundraiser, which came to a total of €900. ARC provides holistic support services that complement traditional medical treatment with education and psychological care for all those affected by cancer. All of its services are provided free of charge, which is why every donation ARC receives — whether it be in the form of money or a volunteer’s time — is so important.

ARC’s Director of Fundraising Gráinne Barnett was kind enough to show us some of the facilities ARC offers. Perhaps the most important thing they provide is a friendly ear, someone to talk to, someone to listen. But as well as this one-to-one counselling, ARC also provides relaxation classes, Tai-Chi massage and reflexology, all in a welcoming, calming environment.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Gráinne for her time, and also once again thank everyone who donated towards this amazing cause. Further information about ARC can be found on their website, www.arccancersupport.ie

HELP! on YouTube

Some videos from our last show HELP! — which raised over €850 for ARC Cancer Support — are now available on our YouTube channel. And just to give you a quick sample, here’s From Me To You:

DVDs of the show will be available soon.

HELP! raises €855 for ARC

Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band’s latest charity event HELP! last night raised €855 for ARC Cancer Support. A huge thank you goes out to all who took part and contributed their time and talent, from musicians and singers to camera operators, DJs and cowbell players, as well as those who donated so generously on the night. We’d also like to thank Hyland Jewellers, Kelly’s Bar and Conway’s Chemist for providing raffle prizes, and the Fox’s Den, Ashbourne for providing the venue.

HELP! We need somebody!

Help posterSalt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band presents HELP! a night of (mostly) 60’s music in aid of ARC Cancer Support.

Join us on the 1st of May 2010 in Cubs Nightclub, Ashbourne, where there’ll be music, sweet music to rock you Like A Rolling Stone and give you the Hippy, Hippy Shakes.

Admission to this event is free, with all donations welcome. Doors open @ 8:30.

We hope to see you there!

About ARC Cancer Support

Founded in 1994, ARC is a registered charity offering professional support to men and women affected by cancer and those who care for them. The support is holistic and complements primary medical treatment with education and psychological care. More information can be found on the ARC website.

A Letter From the Irish Hospice Foundation

Some excerpts from a letter written by Tim O’ Dea, Head of Fundraising for the Irish Hospice Foundation:

Dear Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band,

Everyone is entitled to a dignified, comfortable death. We believe that no one should face death or bereavement without appropriate care and support. Your very generous gift of €2000 will help us achieve this vision. Thank you so much for your support.

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“The Beat Goes On”: Almost €2000 Raised

Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band’s recent fundraiser “The Beat Goes On” has so far raised almost €2000 for the Irish Hospice Foundation. A HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success. We would particularly like to thank Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club for the use of their venue, Rosie Conway for organizing so many raffle prizes, and everyone who gave up their time and talent for the Band.

Thank you, all. The Beat Goes On…

Site Update
Sunday May 1, 2011

We’re in the middle of moving our website to a new hosting plan, so you may find a lot of broken links and other things not quite working over the next 24 hours as we wait for things to transfer over.

Thanks for your patience.

Since 1998, Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band has been proud to support the following charities and organisations: So far, we have raised over €100,000 for these causes through the kind generosity of those who continue to support us by giving up their time and talent.

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