Saturday, 16 December 2017

Big band sounds at Poppy Appeal dinner

More than £4,000 was raised at a big band dinner dance in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

More than £4,000 was raised at a big band dinner dance in aid of the Poppy Appeal. < br/>
About 120 people turned up at Henley town hall, many dressed in army uniforms and costumes from the Second World War era. < br/>
The Sound Force Big Band was dressed in khaki and played Glenn Miller-style music as well as more modern tunes. < br/>
Singer Maria von Hackemann entertained the guests with a cabaret performance which included German songs. < br/>
A fish and chip supper was provided by the Full House, of Friday Street. There was a raffle and an auction raised £900. < br/>
Former Henley Rowing Club captain and chief coach Ian Desmond bid £600 for a two-night stay at the Palace Hotel, Torquay, for two people. < br/>
Eve Minot-Tate bid £300 for dinner for two at Chelsea Arts Club accompanied by cartoonist Gray Joliffe with transport included. < br/>
Organiser Connie Butt said: ?Everyone said it was a fantastic event.? < br/>

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