Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: April 3, 2006
Mayor's Charity Concert raises cash for Burnham hovercraft and RNLI

Some of the Curtain Call team in action

More than £320 was raised for Burnham's hovercraft and lifeboats at the weekend when the town's Mayor and Mayoress held a special fundraising concert.

Curtain Call Performing Arts School (pictured above) and the Burnham and Highbridge Town Band put on a special performance of music, songs and drama at Highbridge Community Centre.

Burnham and Highbridge BandScores of RNLI and BARB supporters flocked to the popular event, which was held on Sunday evening.

A ploughman's supper was laid on for the audience, along with a raffle.

Curtain Call performed a line-up of foot-tapping musical numbers which included There's No Business Like Showbusiness, Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins, and Thumbelina. The town band then gave stirring performances ranging from Men Of Harlech to Hey Jude.

Mayoress Gilli Kenyon-Gill, who organised the event with her husband, Mayor Eric Gill, said: "It's been a brilliant evening that clearly shows local talent is shining. The audience really enjoyed themselves and helped raise a super amount for these two very worthwhile charities."

The Curtain Call cast, overseen by Patricia Ham, were Alex Berridge, Dean Emery, Jemma Hazell, Ed Kimmins-Tonkin, Jemma Morgan, Alison Bennett, Gabby Giovanni, Ben Hazell, Lois Sankey, Lydia Williams, Leigh Adlus, Natalie Babajee, David Clark, Geoff Nash, David Neville, Jane Quick and Alex Turco.

Mrs Kenyon-Gill thanked Kyffins Wholefood Store and Material Needs for providing raffle prizes - and also thanked Tesco, Bishop's Butchery and Lidl for helping to supply the food.

From l to r: BARB's Steve Perks and Carol-Anne Hatim with the Mayoress and Mayor, and the RNLI's Tony Winterburn and Martin Cox
From l to r: BARB's Steve Perks and Carol-Anne Hatim with the Mayoress and Mayor, and the RNLI's Tony Winterburn and Martin Cox

Curtain Call's Patricia Ham
Curtain Call's Patricia Ham introducing performers

Curtain Call's Ben Hazell performing Isn't It A Lovely Day
Curtain Call's Ben Hazell performing Isn't It A Lovely Day

Curtain Call's Alex Turco and Natalie Babajee
Curtain Call's Alex Turco and Natalie Babajee performing Suddenly Seymour

Curtain Call's David Clark singing Mary Lou
Curtain Call's David Clark singing Mary Lou

Members of Curtain Call singing Thank You For The Music
Members of Curtain Call singing Thank You For The Music

Burnham and Highbridge Town Band members
Burnham and Highbridge Town Band members

RELATED LINKS:

Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site

Burnham-On-Sea RNLI Web site

 


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