Heacham Raises Funds for
BBC Children in Need
An afternoon of entertainment at Church of St Mary the Virgin
Stella of HOL would like to thank Brian and Christine Brackenbury
for assisting with editorial material. Photos by Rob Topliss and Stella of HOL
CLICK to see Hunstanton Lions' Children in Need Fundraising
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Everyone in the UK has heard of Children in Need
and every year entertainers, schools, pubs, clubs and many other
organisations give their time to help raise funds for this worthy cause.
Many friends and acquaintances were asked to contribute to the cake stall and once again the generosity of Heacham residents came up trumps. On a cold November afternoon the big day arrived and so did the cakes - in great numbers! CDs from the artistes were on sale throughout the event and a donation was made from each CD sale to Children in Need. In addition, The Heacham Newsletter provided 4 miniature copies of the November 2007 edition of The Heacham Newsletter to be auctioned off.
Over 100 people began to arrive, made themselves comfortable and then .... disaster - a power cut. There were no lights, no power for the amplification, keyboards etc. Never mind the troupe had (as they thought) Brant Nuttall - the guest concert pianist but alas, due to a misunderstanding he thought the event was in the evening and never arrived. However the electricity was eventually restored and the show went on as planned with the remaining artistes completing a very enjoyable afternoon.
Brian, supported by his fellow
artistes and other volunteers raised the fantastic sum of £517.98 for
Children in Need. He tells me he actually banked £500 for the
charity and the balance - made up to a round £30 by Brian himself - was
donated to the Church of St Mary. Brian particularly appreciated
the help given by The Rev Steve Davies and his helpers - right down to
Steve being asked to say a prayer when the power failed!