Alford variety night set to raise thousands for charity

Nicola Carter, who has performed at presdtigious events such as the Olympic Opening Ceremony under her stage name of Nic Lamont, willl be performing on Saturday.
Nicola Carter, who has performed at presdtigious events such as the Olympic Opening Ceremony under her stage name of Nic Lamont, willl be performing on Saturday.
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DOZENS of talented performers have teamed up to raise thousands of pounds for animal charities with a fun-filled night of entertainment in Alford.

Spurred on by the success of last year’s ‘Saturday Night at the Alford Palladium’, which raised more than £2,000 for a Thai dog charity, organiser Tess Turner hopes her latest venture can top that impressive total.

She said: “Last year’s event went amazingly well, it was the highlight of the year in Alford and it brought everyone together. This year we’ve got some brilliant acts as well as some from far flung destinations such as Scotland, including comedians, musicians and lots of sexy men and women.”

Tess has chosen three local animal charities, Huttoft Donkey Sanctuary, Keith’s Rescue Dogs and The Arc in North Somercotes to be the benefactors of this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday, September 29 at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS).

She hopes to raise at least a thousand pounds for each of these and if she surpasses that total, two further charities Canine Angels and Trikala Dog Shelter will also benefit.

Star attractions on the night include former QEGS student Nicola Carter, who has performed in illustrious productions including the Olympic Opening Ceremony under her stage name of Nic Lamont.

Local dance troupes Top Limitz and Gee Bees will also be taking the stage along with top Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse impersonators and many more talented acts.

There will also be a raffle with a star prize of a year’s free hairdressing at Tess’s Talking Heads salon.

Table service will be provided throughout the event offering drinks and delicious locally sourced food.

Tickets cost £6 and are available from Talking Heads.