Mudcat Café message #3859435 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162215   Message #3859435
Posted By: GUEST,Ray
07-Jun-17 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Vin Garbutt (20 Nov 1947 6 Jun 2017)
A sad loss indeed. I haven't seen Vin since the early 80s but well remember the night we asked him to present the proceeds of a charity raffle to a lady from the local Riding for the Disabled group. "How much have you made?" He asked. I think it was around 150. "Make it up to 200 and knock it off my fee" he said.

When he turned up on stage, he had pinched an ice bucket from the bar and proceeded to pass it round the audience harangueing them with the words "We don't want coins, just notes!" We more than doubled the donation just because of Vin.