The Club has been formed with the permission of Mrs.
Sally McNally who is the daughter of Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth.
Sally has kindly given permission for the club to use Muffins
name and image. She holds the copyright.
The aims of the club are: to bring together news
and information on obtaining items through dealers, swaps or sales
of duplicate items with other club members, help with auction searches
and the opportunity to read a personal account about Muffin and
his fellow Hogarth puppets.
In the spirit of the original Muffin Club, when membership
raised money to provide disabled children with television sets,
the Club is non-profit making. The membership fee is used to cover
the expenses of the club and monies left at the end of each year
is donated to charities designated by Sally McNally. The charities
are Freshfields a donkey sanctuary which also caters
for children with special needs and The Friends of Lyndon
House a respite care centre for children with special needs.
Click here for more
information. In our first two years, we have donated £290
to each of the charities.
Three newsletters per year cover a swaps/for
sale section, contributions from club members and, most importantly,
Sally McNally is providing a history of Muffin and the Hogarth puppets.
Her contributions to the newsletters give us a unique insight into
the world of the Hogarth puppets and the shows with Annette Mills
and the BBC. Members also have an opportunity to meet Sally and
I hope that this information is helpful and I look
forward to hearing from you. If you would like to become a member
of the club please fill in your details below, click "Send"
and I shall pass on to you a membership form for you to sign and
send back to me with a cheque for £16.00, or £18.00
(sterling) if you live outside the UK.
|The last two Enamel Membership badges
- numbers 99 & 100 will be issued this year. For £16.00, membership
includes badge** plus three newsletters and a unique Christmas
card per year.
**In future, new members will receive a different gift with