A Valentine’s Caberet raised £800 towards the cost of replacing the heating system at St Mary’s Church in Doddington.
The heart-warming event saw local musical talent performing for the audience, who enjoyed a buffet meal and drink before settling down to enjoy the entertainment.
Mild Honey – a talented duo made up of Tom Harlock and his fiancée Aimee Peart-Webb – were the first to perform. The combination of Tom’s fabulous fingerwork on the guitar and Aimee’s beautiful voice had the whole room applauding.
Next to perform were the Grove Singers, a newly formed choir. This was their first performance and they were very well received.
One of the evening’s highlights was Tom’s rendition of guitar classic ‘Albatross’, accompanied by his dad David Harlock on the drums and sister Sarah Edwards on the keyboard.
The night was concluded by the Grove Singers’ medley of songs from Les Miserables to a rousing crescendo of clapping. What a night!
The success of the evening was largely due to the excellent organisation and hard work of Susan Harlock, whose talented family was at the heart of the musical entertainment. She provided and cooked all the food and Susan herself is one of the Grove Singers.
St Mary’s Church in Doddington is trying to raise £35,000 for a new heating system. A series of fundraising events are being planned and the cabaret evening was the first of many.