Black tie event for life-saving charities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: David Ford as Neil Diamond. David Ford as Neil Diamond.

TWO lifesaving charities are looking to raise valuable funds towards their rescue efforts at a charity dinner and dance.

The Winter Gardens in Weston is hosting the event next Saturday (November 3) at 7.30pm in aid of the RNLI and the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Entertainment will be provided by the Neil Diamond Tribute Show by David Ford, whose performance will include everything from the sombre opening chords of America to the feelgood factor of Sweet Caroline.

Pete Holder from Weston RNLI lifeboat station said: “I am very pleased to support this fundraising event for two great charities, which are close to my heart.

“I have been involved with the RNLI at Weston for some 39 years and know how important public support is for our voluntary charity.

“Without it we could not carry on our work of saving lives at sea.

“Similarly the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity relies on public donations to keep flying.

“None of us ever know when we or family members may need the services of either of them so please support this event.”

Peter Undery, general manager of the Winter Gardens, said: “We are pleased to be staging this black tie event in aid of two very worthy causes, both of which save lives every day.

“We hope that the community will get behind the event and raise valuable funds towards their lifesaving efforts.”

Tickets cost £29 and are available by calling the box office on 01934-417117. For more information visit the theatre website at thewintergardens.com

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