The Mayor and Mayoress, John May and Marion Jarvis, have come up with lots of ideas for 11th November, including some special requests for their favourite songs by particular musicians, which they will make known to those people in person.
The Mayor will outline the kind of evening he envisages during the interval at this week's Session. For anyone who won't be there, a summary of the issues discussed at today's meeting can be found on the Facebook discussion page .
Audience tickets will be on sale at the Coast Inn from Thursday onwards at £4, all proceeds from which will go to the Mayor's special charities, Essex Air Ambulance and St Helena Hospice.
There's going to be a raffle on 11th November, too. John is asking local businesses for prizes, and has already received some generous offers (eg a meal for two at one of Mersea's favourite restaurants). But so that the raffle table is absolutely laden on the night, how about everyone involved donating something - even something very modest? - perhaps a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine or beer or bubble-bath, a home-made cake, a jar of marmalade, a pot-plant, an unwanted gift. Let's see see what we can come up with to make a really good display and sell the maximum number of raffle-tickets.
Hope all the regular musicians and audience will feel inspired to come along and help make this a really memorable one-off fundraising night for two charities especially dear to local hearts.
(If you're not a musician and fancy helping with a bit of organising on the night (furniture shifting, selling raffle tickets, ushering people to their seats, etc), please let me know.)