Christmas charity fundraiser
As usual at Christmas we're raising money for our local foodbank, Agape Care - the only difference is that instead of our trusty cardboard box, we're using a PayPal button which you will find on the homepage.
Here's how it works (we hope!) - when you click on the button you will be directed to PayPal where you can choose any amount to donate. After we've received your donation we will allocate you a number in the prize draw. You'll need to tick the box to disclose your email address in PayPal and better still, leave your name in the comments box so we can identify you. It's not quite like the raffle - it's one number per person, to keep it simple for us. So don't put in lots of small amounts, you'll still only get one entry. If you would rather not leave any details, you can still donate, but you won't be in the draw. As always, we undertake not to share your address with anyone.
There will be various prizes, we already have some CDs and we'll be looking for anything else that's easy to post. The actual draw will take place during the Zoom singaround on Thursday 17 Dec. Everything you give will go to Agape Care.
Virtual Zoom Singaround
We're meeting every Thursday evening for an online version of the yacht club singaround. It's not quite like the real thing, there's no raffle for one thing (except at Christmas, see above). But on the plus side, you can join in from anywhere - we now have regulars from North Lincs, Derby, Cheshire, Norfolk, Kent and even California. If you fancy taking part, just write to us at email@example.com and we'll let you have the details. You will need the Zoom program, and ideally a laptop or desktop computer with a mic and camera, though you can also get away with using a phone or tablet.
Listening from the sofa
Hope you have managed to catch some of Miranda Sykes' wonderful live streamed concerts. Keep up with her forthcoming dates on her Facebook page.
And don't forget you can still listen to Radio Lincs folk show with Tim Walker and Tom Lane on Thursday evenings at the new time:- 8-10pm.
Keep up with all the online concerts by subscribing to the fortnightly email newsletter The Folk Forecast. Just follow the link to register your email address. The service is run by our friend, former Slapdash dancer Lucy Shields.
We're not expecting any return to normal service any time soon. Watch this space!