Ely Rotary Club dances the night away - with the proceeds going to help fund emergency relief projects

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club. The club decided the proceeds from their band event should go to fund emergency relief - Credit: Archant

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club.

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club. The club decided the proceeds from their band event should go to fund emergency relief - Credit: Archant

The club decided the proceeds from their band event at Needham Hall, Ely College, should go to the Rotary international committee that helps to fund relief week in disaster zones.

Rotarian Eric Grant said: “Altogether it was a super band even and the money raised will go to buy shelter boxes for disaster zones around the world, such as the badly hit British Caribbean islands by the recent hurricanes.”

He said that the double band event was a night to remember for the audience.

“Following in the wake of last year’s amazing two-band show, exactly the same procedure was wheeled out for the audience,” he said.

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club

Parts of the world damaged by hurricanes will benefit from a charity event put on by Ely Rotary Club. The club decided the proceeds from their band event should go to fund emergency relief - Credit: Archant


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“It comprised an opening session by Barry Tyler’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band, followed by Opus 17 Big Band playing in their distinctive 40s style.”

During the second half of the evening vocalist Kimberley Devonshire took over the proceedings and sang songs from the sixties: I Only Want to be With You, The Look of Love, Son of a Preacher Man, You Don’t Have to Say, and Secret Love.

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Mr Grant added: “It made an unusual departure from previous shows, and hence the title of ‘40s & 60s Dance’.”

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