Memphis Belle event

Charity Fund Raising Event in Newbridge-on-Wye

Special Night With Memphis Belle

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On 24th October 2015 our club organised a charity fund raising event on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Research in memory of Eileen James, a much loved member of our club who, sadly, passed away earlier this year.

Derwyn and Hilary worked very hard to arrange location, entertainment, decorations and refreshments, so our thanks go to both of them.

As Eileen was a great lover of country music as well as loving her line dancing a band was chosen that had a wide range of country songs in their repertoire and would appeal to the wider audience. The group, Mike and Michelle, were called Memphis Belle and had travelled all the way from Cardigan to be with us at Newbridge-on-Wye. They were extremely accommodating and flexible, fitting in with our plans for the evening.

The evening was a huge success, with attendance far exceeding our expectations. The hall at Newbridge is a good size and only just coped with the amazing number of people that turned up to support the event. There were line dancing friends from Aberystwyth, line dancing friends from Llanelwedd and many friends that knew Eileen (and her partner Mike) personally and wanted to show support.

We were overwhelmed by the very generous response

and our final total raised was £1,504.00.  

In memory of Eileen Receiving cheque at Rhayader