Fan meeting

The first and so far only official Kim Wilde fan meeting was held on Sunday, March 10, 1996 in Breda, Holland. Many fans from a.o. Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and England were present, as well as special guests Melanie Almond and Roxanne Wilde.

The program for the day included a non-stop video presentation, a quiz and an auction, raising a total of 2273 UK pounds for a couple of charities. Part of the money went to a charity fund that battles Friedreich's Ataxia, the rest was divided between some other charity funds. The items included material specially donated by Kim Wilde, such as exclusive photo material, original artwork, signed records, tour jackets and the top item, the dress Kim wore for the cover of the album Love is, which fetched a staggering 910 pounds.

The fan meeting was organized by Dutch fans Marcel Rijs and Martin Zandstra, with the cooperation and support from the Fanclub.

Following below is a list of all the items which have been auctioned, and the prices which have been paid for them. All prices are in UK pounds. All items below are autographed, with the exception of item no. 30.

1. The Singles Collection CD £ 25.00
2. The Singles Collection Cassette £ 25.00
3. Love Is T-shirt £ 10.00
4. The Hits Tour Black T-shirt designs (3 pieces) £ 21.00
5. The Hits Tour White T-shirt design £ 6.00
6. Kids in America 1993 artwork for 7" single (which was never released!) £ 45.00
8. Kim Wilde T-shirt design - Tour 1985 £ 21.00
9. Kim Wilde Love Moves Artwork LP £ 30.00
10. 3 Fanclub Magazines Vol. 3 no. 1,2,3 £ 20.00
11. Assortment of Fanclub Magazines £ 35.00
12. Front Cover for Xmas 1995 Fanclub Magazine £ 15.00
13. Staying with my baby - Fanclub Magazine artwork £ 15.00
14. Photograph of Kim Wilde with Nigel Mansell - Japan £ 20.00
15. Photograph of Kim taken in St. Anton £ 15.00
16. Black & White photos from Love Moves £ 27.00
17. Picture of Kim (Card) £ 15.00
18. 1983 Tour Picture £ 9.00
20. Kim Wilde Tour Schedule - 1985 Germany £ 25.00
21. 1984 Press release folder from MCA (2 pictures & biography) £ 23.00
23. Photograph of Marty Wilde taken by Kim Wilde £ 30.00
24. Kim Wilde 'Close' folder £ 35.00
25. Kim Wilde '3 track CD' from the Live 95 Roadshow £ 50.00
26. Close promo cassette in box £ 30.00
27. Have yourself a merry little Christmas Cassette £ 30.00
28. "Love and big kisses" Picture drawn by Kim £ 30.00
29. "Kiss" Picture drawn by Kim £ 25.00
30. Dress worn for the cover of Love is £ 900.00
31. Hat worn in Another Step Tour Program + Program £ 160.00
32. Now and forever (Promo Cassette) £ 10.00
35. Now and forever (Japanese CD) £ 70.00
37. This I swear (CS) £ 7.00
41. "The Originals" Box set (incl. "Kim Wilde", "Select" and "Catch as catch can" on CD) £ 35.00
42. If I can't have you (Japanese 3" promo CD) £ 30.00
45. This I swear (12" single) £ 30.00
46. Breakin away (12" single) £ 20.00
47. Kids in America 1994 (12" single) £ 37.00
48. Now and forever Merry Xmas Card £ 15.00
49. Four letter word picture £ 22.00
50. Ricki's tour jacket £ 180.00
51. Marty's tour jacket £ 125.00

A grand total of £ 2273 was achieved. Some items sold at the meeting by the Fanclub generated an additional £ 164.