April 3, 2006
Charity Concert raises cash for Burnham hovercraft and RNLI
than £320 was raised for Burnham's hovercraft and lifeboats
at the weekend when the town's Mayor and Mayoress held a special
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.
of RNLI and BARB supporters flocked to the popular event, which
was held on Sunday evening.
ploughman's supper was laid on for the audience, along with a
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.
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
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.
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
Curtain Call's Patricia Ham introducing performers
Curtain Call's Ben Hazell performing Isn't It A Lovely Day
Curtain Call's Alex Turco and Natalie Babajee performing Suddenly
Curtain Call's David Clark singing Mary Lou
Members of Curtain Call singing Thank You For The Music
Burnham and Highbridge Town Band members
Hovercraft Web site
RNLI Web site