Sturminster Newton Rotary Club and the Blackmore Vale Lions joined forces to put on a ‘Musical Extravaganza’ for the Sturminster community in aid of CLIC Sargent.
The night was brought to life with a speech from Harry Avis, guitarist of the band With Nell & I, who shared his cancer story with the audience.
The audience were captivated with the sounds of the Pizzicatos who played covers of beautiful pieces including a fantastic rendition of Ravel’s Bolero.
A luxury raffle caused a stir of excitement, with prizes donated from various local companies including Woodbridge Farm, Holbrooks Butchers, Olives et al, Newstone House, The Fiddleford Inn and The Cooperative Funeral Care. The raffle was a huge success raising £231 alone.
Concluding the night, local band Mustang Sally got people onto the dance floor and boogeying the night away.
Supporting CLIC Sargent
Mike Wood, lead organiser of the Musical Extravaganza, said: “We chose to support CLIC Sargent due to the many people that have been supported in the local area and throughout Dorset, and wanted to raise money and a greater awareness of the charity whilst giving a night of enjoyment to the local community.
“Both the Rotary and Lions fully support the causes of CLIC Sargent and were pleased with the response shown by the community. It is intended to make this an annual event in addition to the Air Day organised by the Henstridge Airfield."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “We want to say a big thank you to the owners for putting on such a superb fundraiser.
“The night was so much fun and raised a significant amount, enabling us to pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse for an entire week, in addition to four nights for a family to stay in our CLIC Sargent Home from Home, located near the primary care centre, so families can be close to their children receiving treatment."