Hertfordshire Big Band Benefit Concert

The acclaimed Hertfordshire Big Band came to Empuriabrava on the evening of June 1st to give an outdoor concert in support of the BBA. What a good night it proved to be.

About 450 came to sit in the square, enjoy a drink and listen to the band, whose repertoire included many jazz classics and as you would expect, some good 1940’s swing.

During the break in the band’s sets a charity auction was held with the proceeds going to the BBA. The auctioneer was Erik Rosman, and our thanks go to him for giving his time to do this. The auction items included deals in restaurants in the area, spa treatments, boat trips, entry to local attractions, Spanish lessons, lunch with the British Consul-­General, Lloyd Millen, and many others, too numerous to mention. Local businesses and individuals were very generous and we cannot thank them enough for their support. The local bars in the square were also very supportive.

At the end of the evening the BBA had raised €445 from the collection and €528.50 from the auction a grand total of €973.50, which all must agree is a good sum. None of this would have been possible without a great deal of work by the small working group, so special thanks to them for all their work before and on the night.