Fun at 1940s fundraising night

1940s night for cancer research at St Peter's Church hall, Wisbech. 'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
1940s night for cancer research at St Peter's Church hall, Wisbech. 'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
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GUESTS at a special fundraiser on Saturday night were transported back to the 1940s as they raised money for Macmillan.

St Peter’s Church Hall in Wisbech was whirled back to wartime Britain, with many of the guests dressing in 1940s clothes to add to the atmosphere.

1940s night for cancer research at St Peter's Church hall, Wisbech. 'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

1940s night for cancer research at St Peter's Church hall, Wisbech. 'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

Entertainment was organised by Gail Repper, who was aided by Jacqui Stanham and Mary Conway. There were around 15 performers, including singing and monologues.

Organiser Jackie Leet said: “It was fantastic. It was a good old fashioned show with a good old fashioned sing-song. We even had a wartime pack-up, with Spam sandwiches.”

The evening raised £1,400 for Macmillan, delighting Jackie. She had only been aiming for £1,000 and with the weather on the turn, she had been concerned it might ruin the night. However, much as in wartime, everyone rallied and a good time was had by all.