Here’s the good word from Tadg on last Saturday’s fabulous fundraiser for Aidan’s bone marrow transplant,
I am privileged and proud to live a City like Kyoto but the bonus to that is the generosity and warmth of the expat community in Kyoto. Last night was another example of this warmth and generosity at The save Aidan fundraiser, where you raised over Â¥300,000, staggering! Thank all of you who gave your music, your money and your time in supporting this most worthy. In the cold light of day I am truly blown away, thank you.
I think the final count actually came to Â¥311,000. Well done to all involved in organizing this fantastic event. Not only was it a powerful testament to the community spirit of Kyoto expats and a fine tribute to Aidan himself – it was a great party too! The place was packed with local legends, the bands were hopping, the happy sauce flowing and by the time Jay Gregg and his Celtic All Stars hit the stage, people were bouncing about like pachinko balls (apologies to Barbara Stein for my own poor dancing skills). I spoke to Aidan briefly earlier in the evening and he told me how moved and encouraged he has been by the measure of support and good will he has received. There is still a ways to go before the campaign reaches the Â¥3.5 million target though, so if you haven’t given yet please click here and if you have already given – then please click here again!
Here are some more piccies from a legendary night at Tadg’s:
See also: SAVE AIDAN!