Leyland Group cabaret night into something good

Members of Leyland and District Group of Lodges held their annual cabaret night at Leyland Masonic Hall. It was another successful event, raising money to help them support local charities and various community projects. More than 120 people attended on the night and they all helped to raise a fantastic total of £682, via ticket sales and a raffle, for the charity fund.

Stewart Seddon enjoying the evening’s entertainment.

Stewart Seddon enjoying the evening’s entertainment.

Support act for the evening was CJ Stewart, one of the leading vocalists in the North West and he got the event off to an excellent start with a string of rock and roll hits, which set the audience singing along with and in some cases, dancing along too.

The main act was Herman’s Hermits and they took the stage after a break for a chat and some food and they entertained everyone with their iconic hits and other songs from the 60’s including; ‘I’m into Something Good’ and ‘No Milk Today’, popular favourites in the day. It was a great night for reminiscing and reliving youth and by the end of the evening the dance floor was packed.

Jeff Lucas, group charity steward, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves and at the same time raising much needed funds for the work that the group does in the community.”

There was the obligatory raffle during the evening too, with prizes having been donated by group members. Following the draw, Stewart Seddon, group chairman, thanked all those present for their support and in particular Jeff Lucas and his wife Ann for pulling things together, Glynn and John Wrennall for their continued support and the staff of Wellington Park.

Stewart also announced the date of next year’s event which will be on 31 January 2016; so save the date and watch this space for further details.

Herman’s Hermits in great voice (and insert) CJ Stewart.

Herman’s Hermits in great voice (and insert) CJ Stewart.