14th Feb2012

Celebrating Jane (and raising cash for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice)

by Dutchcloggie

On May 30th, it will be a year since we lost Jane. I want to mark this milestone on June 2nd with a nice evening of live music and good company and you are invited.

I think I deserve a party for getting through this year:-) And I think you deserve a party for being there for me. Or for having been Jane’s friend in the past. Or for still fondly remembering Jane. Or for, well, whatever tenuous link you may have to me or Jane 🙂

But most of all, I think Jane’s life was one to celebrate.

There will be live Acoustic music from some of the guys from Wordsworth and their friends. They will play all kinds of stuff but mainly things Jane liked: Crowded House, Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers. You know, stuff you remember from when you were in school. Mixed in with other solid tunes.

Corinne Lucy

There will also be music from Northampton’s own Joni Mitchell, Corinne Lucy.

Please bring friends along as I will be charging £3 to get in, in the hope to raise some more money for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The easiest way to confirm your attendance will be to donate £3 to my Just Giving page (http://justgiving.com/bouncybean) for each person you are bringing along. Just pay with your card and leave a message with your donation with your name and number of guests.

Alternatively you can pay on the door of course but I really would prefer to know in advance how many people are planning to come so I can inform the pub what to expect.

Here is the Facebook event where you can confirm your attendance if you like. Please tell all your friends and invite them too!

If you can not make it, I think you should still give me £3 for the hospice, as an excuse. Just mention in the message that you are unable to attend 🙂

I have booked the pub for the Saturday evening but there will be other people as well as the pub was, understandably, not willing to close its doors on a Saturday night. However, people will all have to pay to come in. So, again, please bring friends as more friends=more money and more Jane-related people at the party.

If you feel you want to mark the occasion with something special, something to do, sing or say, please feel free to do so. Just let me know.

If you are coming from far away, I might be able to put you up for the night, as long as you let me know.

I can not explain how much it would mean to me to see friends who still think of Jane coming together for what will hopefully be an evening of joy and good memories.



The Romany
Trinity Avenue

2 Responses to “Celebrating Jane (and raising cash for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice)”

  • Michelle

    Hi there

    My husband just got diagnosed with G2 Astrocytoma (a week ago). I’m not coping with the news very well. Not at all.

    How are you doing these days? Are you ok? I mean, emotionally, are you surviving? I guess I probably don’t need to explain why I’m asking you that question. :/


  • catherine

    Thank you so very much for sharing your journey here. My husband has been battling astrocytoma for a second time, for the last 3 years. First time in 1990. He’s sort of G2-G3. Even tho his latest MRI doesn’t show a significant growth he is declining rapidly; fatigue, lethargy, sleeping, emotional fragility, cognitive impairment, hyper-sensitivity to sound and pain, etc… Your blog has been really helpful to me as I consider what is coming at us. The neuro-oncology people simply talk around (refuse to answer) our questions about prognosis. But I know we’re going to lose him and reading about your Jane helps me be a teensy bit emotionally prepared for what’s ahead. I see it’s been 2 years now since Jane passed. I truly hope you are doing well and living life as fully as Jane would want for you. God bless you.

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