Home » Charity » Catfest: agents and suppliers join the stars at ‘property’s Glastonbury’ to raise £52,607 Catfest: agents and suppliers join the stars at ‘property’s Glastonbury’ to raise £52,60722nd July 20190496 Views Catfest is the property industry’s version of Glastonbury, presented by the well known trainer and consultant Julian O’Dell and his wife Cat, who held their annual fundraising music festival on July 13th in their garden near Milton Keynes.Their twelve months of planning and hard work culminated in a brilliant day raising a new record of £52,607 for the charity Action Against Cancer.Julian said, “I’m so proud of Catfest – this was the fifth event – widely regarded as the best ever. The weather was perfect and the feedback we’ve had from attendees saying what a great time they had makes the effort all worthwhile.“Obviously the main objective is to raise money so to beat our record was a nice bonus!”The O’Dells’ chosen charity Action Against Cancer helps to fund cutting edge research to save lives. Cat has been living with cancer for over nine years and recognises that research creates hope for victims of the disease.Catfest sponsors included TM training & development, The Negotiator, Kerfuffle, Rightmove, Elevation Estate Agents, Driver and Norris, JNP Estate Agents, Acaboom, Reapit, Myhomemove, Agency Express, Manning Stainton, Land and New Homes Network and many more. The event was attended by many of the sponsors, their guests and numerous estate agency folk.MUSIC, DANCING AND BIDDING!Top quality live music over ten hours provided by – Elizabeth & Jameson, Gareth Nugent, The Brethryn, Poke, Fred’s House, ABBA Arrival and The Alice Band had the crowd singing, smiling and dancing from first note to last.The revenues were boosted by auction lots including an England rugby shirt signed by Martin Johnson and holiday packages in London and Norfolk. A collection of Julian’s drawings of music stars, many signed by the subjects, fetched almost £2,500. A selection of guitars, signed by the great artists including Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Robert Fripp, Steve Harley, and Midge Ure, boosted the total.Julian said, “Cat and I cannot thank enough all those people who helped before, during and after Catfest, our suppliers, bands, sponsors, attendees, raffle ticket buyers, auction bidders, my pictures by and so on. We are thrilled to have beaten last year’s record.”2020 BECKONS“Each year we deliberate over whether to “do a Glastonbury” and have a fallow year to give us and the garden a break, but when we see all the smiles on the day, read all the fabulous messages from those who attended and loved it, when we sit and calculate the massive amount of money we are passing to charity, we think to heck with it, let’s go again.“We have new and existing sponsors confirmed for next year but welcome more. Numerous bands and singers are offering their services, volunteers are queuing up, which is great, but we always need help in terms of some standout auction lots.“I am particularly keen to be connected with anyone in the music world who can help me get some more renowned musicians to sign our fundraiser guitars. I drive the guitars anywhere in the country to get the deed done. Any help is appreciated!”To support Catfest 2020 in any way, contact Julian on 07718 634235 or [email protected] festival Catfest 2019 julian o’dell Action Against Cancer Cat O’Dell Catfest 2019-07-22The NegotiatorAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Last weekend, guitar virtuoso Steve Kimock hosted a pair of “Steve Kimock & Friends” performances, bringing Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Wally Ingram and special guests to George’s Majestic in Fayettesville, AR. The band jammed out to a number of classic tunes for the two night run, bringing out fun covers like The Beatles’ “Taxman”, Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” and a number of songs from the Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia catalogs. The band also welcomed Tanya Shylock, Ken Siftar, and Earl Cate throughout the run, complimenting the performances in style.Thanks to Jeremy Scott Photography, we can see images from these fun shows! Check them out, and the full setlists, below.Setlist: Steve Kimock & Friends | George’s Majestic | Fayetteville, AR | 12/2/16Set 1: Nana’s Chalk Pipe, Phila Mambo, Ice Cream, High-Heeled Sneakers #, Taxman *, Money Honey *^ #, You’re the One > Pusherman* > You’re the One ^Set 2: Funkier than a Mosquito’s Tweeter*, Tongue n Groove, Shining Star *, Lovelight *#^, Black Cat Bone #^E: Many Rivers ^* w/ Tanya Shylock# w/ Ken Siftar^ w/ Earl CateSetlist: Steve Kimock & Friends | George’s Majestic | Fayetteville, AR | 12/3/16Set 1: It’s Up To You, Anorexia, Cole’s Law, Expressway To Your Heart, Can’t Find My Way Home *, Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower *Set 2: Baby, Baby *, Five B/4 Funk, Dark Star * > Point of Know Return > Bobby Vega solo > Hillbillies on PCP, Loser *, Goin Down #, Mercury Blues *#E: Stella Blue (1:45AM)* with Tanya Shylock (vocals)# with Ken Siftar on guitar and vocals Load remaining images
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Satellite image of system sweeping across Long Island Saturday. (Photo credit: National Weather Service)A system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures, heavy rain and strong wind, swept across Long Island Saturday and knocked out power to hundreds of PSEG Long Island customers as the Island prepared for another episode of heavy rain through the evening.PSEG Long Island, which took over the electric grid for LIPA on Jan. 1, was able to quickly restore the majority of the outages. As of 4:17 p.m., 202 customers were in the dark, according to the utility’s outage map.In a special weather statement issued Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Upton warned Long Islanders to brace for heavy rain, possibly between 1 and 2 inches.The agency said a low pressure system moving into eastern Canada will drag a cold front through the region late in the evening.“This system will…produce heavy rainfall this afternoon through this evening,” the weather service said.A flood watch is in effect for all of Long Island through late Saturday night, while a wind advisory is expected to last until 10 p.m.Forecasters said small stream and river flooding is possible during the duration of the storm.A dense fog that fell over LI Saturday is also expected to continue with visibility at a mile or less, forecaster said.“Anyone driving should exercise extra caution and be prepared for rapidly changing visibilities,” the weather service said. “Drive extra slowly and use low beam headlights.”Forecasters said wind gusts could top off at 46 mph Saturday night.Long Islanders woke up to mild temperatures in the mid-50s Saturday. The forecast for Sunday is calling for sunny skies with a high near 45.