Organiser Sarah Monk thanked the nearly hundred well-groomed and smartly dressed people who packed into the Hall for their generosity; she paid special tribute to several local businesses that helped make the evening a success: Paynes Printers and Dennetts Butchers.
Sarah also encouraged everyone to spend more money on the refreshments to help reach the £1000 fundraising goal. Volunteers sold drinks and served canapés throughout the fun-filled musical evening.
Update: The final tally was £1600 raised! Thanks go out to everyone who contributed!
With Guy on the sound mixing board, the local 5 member band the Four Fathers took to the stage to wow the audience with their spiffy looks and sophisticated music, which ranged from Sinatra to Sting with a special, localised version of The Blues Brothers – complete with hat, glasses and words tailored to the evenings charities.
A gaggle of Testbourne students and staff, along with the headteacher from the primary school, are heading out to Mityana, Uganda in October to visit the schools ours are ‘twinned’ with.
See the Testbourne kids’ website at http://www.testbourne-mityana.co.uk/ for further information.