This year’s Lady Captain of Shaw Hill Golf Club, Hilary Powell, had “stars in her eyes” at the success of her Loud and Clear Concert, which raised £4,800 for her chosen charity.
This year’s Lady Captain of Shaw Hill Golf Club, Hilary Powell, had “stars in her eyes” at the success of her Loud and Clear Concert, which raised £4,800 for her chosen charity, Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Held at the club, the show was headlined by Astley’s Peter Sarsfield, who performed as Frankie Valli – an act that won him TV’s “Stars in their Eyes” grand finale last year.
Sharing the bill with Peter were comedian, singer and host Iain Mack and vocalists Nicole Parkinson, who performed a Cilla Black tribute that won her a standing ovation, Sandy Ince and Pam Crockett.
The concert was the brainchild of members Tony and Mary Cross. Unfortunately, Mary was not able to attend as she is currently recovering well from a second fight with cancer. Tony produced a CD, featuring all the acts, which every guest received as a memento of the occasion.
The money raised by the concert will be added to the £2,000 Hilary has already raised for Rosemere this year through her Glam Girls Golf Evening in March. It featured a fashion show and beauty demonstrations. Hilary decided to support Rosemere after losing a close friend, who was aged just 42, to cancer 12 years ago and also, as a tribute to her sister-in-law Sara, who has twice bravely battled cancer.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation spends the donations it receives on vital equipment, research and training that cannot be funded by the NHS. It strives to bring world class cancer treatments and services to local cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria via their local hospitals and the specialist regional treatment centres. These specialist centres are the Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, Blackpool Victoria Hospital for blood cancers and the Royal Blackburn for liver cancers.
The charity also funds those things that can make the cancer journey a little more comfortable such as free access to complementary therapies for all newly diagnosed patients.