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Musical show helps boost appeal

PUBLISHED: 15:08 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:43 03 July 2010

A HIT musical charity show was a rounding success netting a massive £15,287.

Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton held its annual charity show in aid of the Palliative Care East appeal and more than 500 people turned out to support the event.

A HIT musical charity show was a rounding success netting a massive £15,287.

Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton held its annual charity show in aid of the Palliative Care East appeal and more than 500 people turned out to support the event.

The show was a great success with £7,643.50 raised on the night, through donations and ticket sales, and this was matched by the five-star leisure resorts owners, Brian and Judy Potter, leaving the £1.5m appeal with a bumper cheque for £15,287.

Performed by Potters Theatre Company the musical extravaganza Dance the Night Away featured exhilarating song and dance routines that celebrated everything from Frank Sinatra and swing through to country, The Blues Brothers and The Three Tenors.

Resort chairman Brian Potter said: “We are really pleased to have raised over £15,000 for something that will have a real impact on our community. Local people don't often get to see the fantastic array of shows we offer, so we really welcome the opportunity to open the doors once a year and use this as a way of supporting an important local charity. There was a fantastic level of support for the event and we'd like to thank everyone who came to the show.”

All proceeds will go directly towards the appeal which aims to build a centre in the grounds of the James Paget University Hospital dedicated to the care and support of people suffering with incurable diseases such as cancer and motor neurone disease.

The event has given a major boost to the appeal and the fundraising total, with donations and pledges, now stands at almost £390,000.

Other forthcoming events include a sponsored dog walk on Gorleston seafront on March 24; Ladies Day at Chadds Department Store in Lowestoft on April 8 and the Mayor's Ball at the Ocean Room on April 19.

To join the fundraising team, host an event or for more information, contact Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348. Donations can be sent by post to the James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust Palliative Care Appeal, Palliative Care Team, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6LA. Cheques should be made payable to Palliative Care East.

Donations can be made online at www.palliative-care-east.org

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