Jet Harris Memorial Fund reaches £25,000!!
We’re thrilled to be able to give you the news that we have sent another cheque for £500 to Cancer Research UK. This means that - thanks to your fantastic help and support - we have now donated a total of £25,000 in memory of Jet.
We’re delighted to share with you this certificate, which we have received from Cancer Research UK to mark the Jet Harris Memorial Fund reaching this milestone amount.
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Our contact at CRUK, Chelsea, sent the following message, "It is certainly an incredible amount of money, and we are so grateful for the support. It’s so lovely that so many people have wanted to show their love and respect for Jet. And as you say it’s not just the donations but also the awareness that you are bringing to our work, which is just as important so thank you ever so much."
We’re certain that Jet would have been astounded and humbled to think that so many people would come together to raise this money in his name. A huge thank you to all of the clubs, musicians and individuals who have donated money, donated items for raffles, organised events and helped in so many ways. Also, a very special thank you to Bruce Welch who has continued to support the Fund over the years.
Sadly, as many of you know, we lost Rob Bradford at the end of last year. Rob was not only a good friend, but he also was our treasurer. He had supported and helped Jet’s Memorial Fund from its beginning. Rob knew that we were going to reach the £25,000 and we sincerely wish that he was still here to make this announcement himself. We miss him and we’d like to pay tribute to Rob for all of his hard work, encouragement and support.
As always, all of the money raised will go specifically towards research that impacts cancer of unknown primary.
Thank you again. Take care and our very best wishes
Janet, Audrey, Barry, David and Justin
Donations to Cancer Research UK now total £24,500!
Thank you! We are delighted to report that we have sent a cheque for a further £500 to Cancer Research UK. This brings the total donated so far in memory of Jet to £24,500. We really are incredibly grateful to all those who have continued to support Jet’s Memorial Fund, especially during these difficult times. We know that it has not been easy for anyone over the last 2 years. Thank you all so much! You are the best!
As always, everything donated in memory of Jet is restricted for research that will help people diagnosed with cancer of unknown primary. The specific research projects for CUP that we were supporting have ended, but our latest donation has been restricted for research into cancer biology, which will be beneficial for all kinds of cancers - especially hard to treat cancers including cancer of unknown primary.
We are now within £500 of achieving our target of donating £25,000 in memory of Jet, so we hope that you will continue to support the Fund! It would be fantastic if we could reach this goal.
Thank you again once again.
With best wishes, Janet, Audrey, Barry, David, Justin and Rob
Our thanks to Tony Hoffman for his donation of £95 from sales of his CD single!
A big thank you to Tony Hoffman for his kind donation of £95 from the sales of his CD single ‘Haunted House’. At the end of 2020, Tony recorded two of his compositions ‘Haunted House’ and ‘Six String Thunder Thrill’ as a tribute to Jet and to help the Memorial Fund. We are very grateful to Tony and to all who supported this project by purchasing a CD - especially as this was during such difficult times for everyone. We also very much enjoyed hearing these two great "Hoffman originals"! Thanks again Tony!
Donations reach £24000!!
Happy New Year from all the team at the Jet Harris Memorial Fund!
We are delighted to be able to give you the good news that we have just sent a further cheque to Cancer Research UK for £875. This brings the total donated so far to £24,000. We cannot thank you enough for your help and support in raising this great amount! Everything we donate is restricted for research that will help to benefit those diagnosed with cancer of unknown primary and is given in memory of Jet.
As always, we are very grateful to everyone who has supported the Fund in any way and we hope that you will continue to help in the future. It would be fantastic if we could reach a figure of £25,000 donated in memory of Jet!
Thank you all once again and we hope that you will have a very happy 2020! With best wishes, Janet, Audrey, Barry, David, Justin and Rob
Thank you to Justin Daish for a great donation of £135 from sales of CDs at his shows!
A big thank you to Justin Daish and to all the people who kindly supported the Memorial Fund by buying Jet’s ‘Diamonds Are Trumps’ CDs at Justin’s shows. We are very grateful to have received a donation of £135 from Justin as a result of these sales. Thank you everyone!
Please don’t forget that this CD is available also from us at the Jet Harris Memorial Fund. See below for details ...
Just a reminder that Jet’s CD ‘Diamonds Are Trumps’ is still available from the Jet Harris Memorial Fund for a minimum donation of £6.00 which includes UK postage and packing.
We are very grateful to John Waterman of Solent Records who has kindly donated his remaining stock of Jet’s Diamonds Are Trumps CD to raise money for the Jet Harris Memorial Fund. This is a great album by Jet which also features Bobby Graham. The tracklist is as follows: Theme For A Fallen Idol, Time Is Tight, Dance With the Guitar Man, Wipe Out, You Can’t Sit Down, Diamonds, Man With the Golden Arm, Gonzales, No Other Baby, Soul Limbo, Barney’s Blues, Watermelon Man, Theme For Something Really Important, Tequila.
Please help to support research into cancer of unknown primary and also enjoy Jet’s music at the same time! You can obtain your copy for a minimum donation of £6 (to include UK postage and packing) by PayPal
Please don’t forget to add your name and address and tell us that your donation is in respect of the CD!
If you live overseas please contact us before ordering.
Thank you very much for your support!
The Dinosaurs' CD supports the Jet Harris Memorial Fund!
Thank you to George Geddes and The Dinosaurs who have kindly donated £22 as a percentage of the proceeds from their recent CD sales. George tells us that ‘Pterodactyl’ is the 4th Dinosaurs CD and features a number of tracks associated with Jet. Great work guys! Our sincere thanks to all involved in this project.
Ebay Auction raises £66!
The auction for the sampler CD, which was issued in 2002 to support Bruce's Shadowmania has now ended. Our thanks and congratulations to the person who placed the winning bid of £66 for this CD. A big thank you to Dave Holbrook who has donated the whole amount to Jet's Fund and who has given so much support to the Fund over the years.
Bruce Welch Shadowmania 2002 Promo CD for sale
Many thanks to Dave Holbrook for this great news! Dave has contacted us to say he is selling this sampler CD, which was issued in 2002 to support Bruce's Shadowmania. He will be donating all proceeds to the Jet Harris Memorial Fund. Dave has kindly offered to pay any postage (worldwide) to maximise the amount received by the Fund. Please take a look and good luck with your bidding! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263456874356
Thank you from Cancer Research UK
We have received a letter of thanks from Cancer Research UK, which we are delighted to share with you. (Click on the link to see the letter). Cancer Research UK has said, "Please make sure to pass on our thanks to all of the Shadows fans that helped to make this possible. We promise to make it count". Once again a huge thank you from all of us.
Happy New Year and the Fund reaches £23,125 !!
Happy New Year from all the team at the Jet Harris Memorial Fund!
We are delighted to be able to start the new year with the good news that we have just sent a further cheque for £3000 to Cancer Research UK.
This brings the total donated so far to £23,125.
Thank you so much to all who have helped us to raise this fantastic amount!! Everything we donate is 'restricted', which means that the money can only be used for research into cancer of unknown primary and is given in memory of Jet.
We would like to take this opportunity also to pay tribute to Michael Knott, who sadly passed away last year. Michael was a great friend of Jet’s from his childhood, when they went to school together. He was also an ardent supporter of the Jet Harris Memorial Fund and he helped at its inception by sponsoring the website. This photo of Mike with Jet was taken by Janet (Hemingway) in Jet’s garden at his cottage on the Isle of Wight. He is greatly missed.
We are very grateful to everyone who has supported the Fund in any way and we very much hope that you will continue to help in the future. It would be wonderful if we could reach a figure of £25,000 donated in memory of Jet!!
Thank you again and we hope that you will have a very happy 2018!
With best wishes, Janet, Audrey, Barry, David, Justin and Rob.
We were very sad to hear towards the end of last year that one of our loyal supporters, Bob Withrington, had passed away. Bob’s wife, Charlotte contacted us to say that she was certain that Bob would have wanted all donations in his memory to be given to the Jet Harris Memorial Fund. An amazing £2113.00 was donated - a wonderful tribute to Bob! We would like to say a very sincere thank you to Charlotte and to all those who contributed to this fantastic amount. Bob was an inspiration to many people within the Shadows community and music world. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Thank you to the Bourne End Guitar Club!
We should like to say a big thank you to the members of the Bourne End Guitar Club for their very kind donation of £189.45. Thanks everyone!
Jet Harris Memorial Fund tops £20,000!
We are delighted to share with you this certificate, which we have received in appreciation of the fact that the Jet Harris Memorial Fund so far has donated £20,125 to Cancer Research UK!!
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Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us to raise this incredible amount in memory of Jet. Thank you to all of the clubs, musicians and individuals who have donated money, donated items for raffles, organised events and helped in so many ways. We would like to say a special thank you to Bruce Welch who has continued to support the Fund. As always, all of the money raised will go specifically towards research into cancer of unknown primary.
We will be keeping the Fund open for the foreseeable future, so please do continue to support us if you can. Thank you again!
ShadowsMix 2015 raises £573.64!!
What a fantastic night at ShadowsMix 2015! We really enjoyed the concert and we have just heard that a wonderful £573.64 was raised for the Fund!! Thank you very much to everyone who generously contributed to raising this excellent amount. A big thank you to Paul White, Roger Cook, and to all the musicians and to everyone who worked so hard to make ShadowsMix such a great success! Well done and thank you everyone!!
A big ‘Thank You’ to Trev Faull for a further donation of £216 from sales of the ‘A Fistful of Strings’ CDs
We are very grateful to have received a further donation of £216 from Trev Faull from the sales of ‘A Fistful Of Strings (And A Bit Of Chat)’ and ‘A Fistful Of Strings II’. This brings the total donated by Trev to £431.00. A wonderful amount to have raised! Thank you very much to all those who have supported this excellent project!
We’re pleased to hear from Trev that both CDs are still available for anyone who hasn’t yet bought a copy! The CDs are real collector’s items - each one is numbered and a donation to the Jet Harris Memorial Fund is made from each CD sold! More details can be found below and the CDs are available from Leo’s Den Music Direct
Thank you to the members of the Duane Eddy Circle!
We were delighted to receive a donation of £95.18 as a result of a collection made at the 2015 Convention of the Duane Eddy Circle. Jet was a huge fan of Duane and it is wonderful to know that he was remembered at the Convention. Thank you so much to all who contributed to this generous donation.
‘A Fistful of Strings II’ CD Now Available - Latest news from Dave Holbrook and Trev Faull
Following the success of the ‘A Fistful Of Strings (And A Bit Of Chat)’ CD project earlier this year (see below)... we’re delighted to learn that Trev Faull has now released a second CD. As with the first project, the recordings were originally only available on cassette and were sold mainly through the Fan Club. Now, for the first time, ‘A Fistful Of Strings II’ is available for a limited time on CD with the addition of Bonus Tracks featuring Jet with Midnight Shadows and recorded at The Arnos Manor Hotel, Bristol on 3 July 2004 at Jet’s 65th Birthday Party.
This is another gem and a ‘must’ for collectors! Once again Trev has pledged to donate part of the proceeds of sales to the Jet Harris Memorial Fund - so please support this great project by buying a CD!
The cost is £9.99 from Leo’s Den Music Direct
Our thanks to Trev Faull for his generous donation of £215 from sales of the ‘A Fistful of Strings’ CD
Earlier this year, we were able to pass on the good news from Dave Holbrook that, thanks to Trev Faull, fans would be able to obtain copies of ‘A Fistful Of Strings (And A Bit Of Chat)’ on CD. This great collector’s item was originally only issued on cassette, released in 1990 and sold mainly through the Fan Club. Trev cleaned up the sound from an original tape and released a limited number of this CD on his Stylus label. We are very grateful to have received £215 from Trev as a donation from these sales. Thank you Trev and all who purchased a CD!
Well done Surrey Shadows Club for raising £400 as a result of the raffle of a Burns Marvin Signature Guitar!
Well done and thank you to Bob Withrington and to all at the Surrey Shadows Club for raising the fantastic amount of £400 for the Jet Harris Memorial Fund as a result of the raffle held at their Special Club Meeting on Friday 21 November. We would like to say a special thank you to Barry Gibson for providing the signed Burns Marvin Signature Guitar and to Bruce Welch who drew the winning ticket on the night. Our congratulations to the lucky winner of the Burns guitar - Bill Paterson! Very many thanks to all who worked so hard to make the event such a success and to all those who supported the raffle!!
ShadowsMix raises £544.75 at Bushey!!
A big thank you to Roger Cook, Paul White, special guests - Dick Plant and Nathan Hulse - and to all the organisers, performers and supporters who worked so hard to make the event such a success on Sunday 12 October! A fantastic £544.75 was raised for the Jet Harris Memorial Fund! It was a great show, excellent music and it was good to meet up with old and new friends! Also, we’d like to thank Roger and Paul for letting us sell CDs donated by John Waterman (Solent Records), Zoe MCCulloch and Pat Terrett and Dave Holbrook. This meant that we were able to raise a further £85 from donations in respect of the CDs. Well done everybody and thank you!
Thank you to all who supported The Crickettes concert at Henley-on-Thames
Our sincere thanks to Zoe, Pat, Rachel, Nia and Roxy for a brilliant evening at the Crickettes concert on 19 July! Our thanks also to Bob Dore for his hard work on the sound and to all who supported this event. Janet joined us for the evening and we very much enjoyed meeting up with old and new friends at The Kenton Theatre. We raised £230 from donations for the Crickettes DVD, Zoe’s CDs and other donations on the night. We also raised a further £50 from donations sent via Dave Holbrook (Jet Harris Fan Club) from people who were unable to come to the concert but who wanted to donate to Jet’s Fund. It was a lovely evening and excellent music!! Well done everyone!
Jet Harris Memorial Fund in the news...
An article about Jet and the Memorial Fund was published in the Southern Daily Echo on 17 March 2014 together with Barry Gillam’s historic photograph of Jet at Ferneham Hall, Fareham in February 2011. The photo shows Jet on stage with fellow bass players Brian (Licorice) Locking and Alan Jones. This was the first time that all three former Shadows bass players had performed together on stage. Sadly this was to be Jet’s last performance. Click here to read the full article:
'A Fistful of Strings' CD - News just in from Dave Holbrook...
From 15th March 2014 for a limited time Jet Harris fans will be able to obtain copies of ‘A Fistful Of Strings (And A Bit Of Chat)’ on CD. This gem, released in 1990, was originally only issued on cassette and sold mainly through the Fan Club. Trev Faull has cleaned up the sound from an original tape and is releasing a limited number on his Stylus label. Each disc will be numbered and a donation to the Jet Harris Memorial Fund will be made for each one sold. Cost is £10.00 plus postage and available from the following:
Trev Faull - email@example.com, New Gandy Dancer (Davy Peckett) - newgandydancer.tripod.com, Leo’s Den - www.leosden.co.uk and Bim Bam Records www.bim-bam.com. This really is a must for any serious Jet Harris fan/collector.
Our thanks to Dave Holbrook who has raised £273.83 as a result of eBay sales
For many years Dave Holbrook successfully ran the Jet Harris Fan Club, which was much appreciated by Jet and by fans alike. Dave kept fans around the world in touch with news of Jet; he organised events and birthday parties for Jet and also developed a very informative website for the Fan Club, which he now retains as a ‘Fan Site’ www.fistfullofstrings.co.uk Recently, Dave decided to sell some surplus items from the Fan Club through eBay and to donate the profits to the Jet Harris Memorial Fund. Dave has raised a wonderful £273.83 from his sales! Our thanks to Dave and also to the people who were successful with their winning bids!
Our sincere thanks to everyone who organises an event for the
Memorial Fund. Please do support these events if you are in the
area. It’s a great way to have fun and to raise funds for the Jet
Harris Memorial Fund at the same time! Thank you!