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DUMISANI: A fundraiser with Gillian Anderson in aid of The Neurofibromatosis Association and Buskaid

WHEN: Saturday, 10th July from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

WHERE: St Mary's Church, Wyndham Place, London W1

COST: Tickets* are available for a minimum donation of £100.

*This might be of interest to all the collectors out there: "Tickets, which will be distributed at the event itself, will be handmade so will be exclusive to this event."

NEW! - IMPORTANT ENTRY DETAILS: After you've paid for your entry ticket to Dumisani, you shall receive an email confirming payment from NfA. Entry to the event will be by this email ‘ticket’ only. You must have this "proof of payment" on hand when you arrive at the event. If you arrive without it, you will not be granted entry by the security guard.

It is also suggested that you get there early so that the confirmation emails may be exchanged for the handmade tickets prior to 3:00 p.m.

IF you have paid and NOT received a confirmation email by July 2, you MUST contact NfA ( right away. If you are in the UK, you may also go to the NfA offices the week before the event - call them first at (0) 20 8439 1234 - to sort out payment details and receive your payment confirmation email to present at the event.

ACTIVITIES: After tea, coffee and soft drinks, the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble will play a selection of their wonderful interpretations of both African and classical music (30-45 minutes). This will be followed by two hours in which you will have the opportunity to ask Gillian all the questions you have always wanted answered. Before leaving, there will be some wine and small eats.

There will also be a raffle to win prizes of various items of memorabilia available only to those attending the event (Gillian will be donating about three of these) and, maybe, even some surprises.

There's been a change of plans in regard to the auctioning of 20 Photo Opportunities with Gillian at the event. Seventeen of these are instead being offered in an Advance Sale.

Cost: £100 each
Contact: See Below under HOW TO PAY
Sale Deadline: Friday, June 11, 2004

Three shall be raffled at the event thanks to the much appreciated generosity of an anonymous donor who purchased two of these Photo Ops specifically for this purpose.

Those wishing to participate in the raffle of these Photo Ops may purchase tickets at the event, the maximum price for which will be £10 and may well be lower.

Should all the Advance Sale Photo Ops not be purchased before the event, the unsold ones will be auctioned there as well.

IMPORTANT: If you are a UK taxpayer, be sure to let the organizers know that you would like the charities to claim Gift Aid. In doing so, the charities will be able to claim back an extra 28% from each donation.

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE: Smart. While it is not an evening event, we would like people to look their best in honour of Gillian.

HOW TO PAY: Those wishing to purchase tickets, and Photo Ops that are being sold in advance, need to email Turid Gibson at She will inform you how best to use your credit card to buy a ticket. For those wishing to pay by cheque, please forward payment to:

Turid Gibson
The Neurofibromatosis Association
Quayside House
38 High Street
Kingston on Thames
Surrey KT1 1HL
Tel: 44 (0) 20 8439 1234
Fax: 44 (0) 20 8439 120

NOTE: If you plan on attending the event, please be sure to pay for your ticket(s) as soon as possible to ensure receiving your "entrance email" in time. If you arrive at the event without your email confirming payment in hand, you will not be granted entry by the security guard.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For those wishing to stay in London; on behalf of The Neurofibromatosis Association and Buskaid, Centralrez are able to offer discounted hotel accommodation from budget to deluxe. To take advantage of this, please contact Michelle Ryan on 44 (0) 1942 203303 or fax 44 (0) 1942 205010 or email: quoting ref: 235.

This is a unique opportunity to combine hearing the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble play as well as being able to chat with Gillian. It is also raising money for two of Gillian's favourite charities so you will be supporting a worthwhile cause.

Please support us by coming to the event.

Thank you!

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