Freddie Mercury tribute night raises £1,800 for St Rocco’s Hospice


A FREDDIE Mercury tribute night organised by one of St Rocco’s “100 faces” helped raise £1,800 for the hospice.

One of the hospice’s 100 faces project team, Chris Upham and his wife Margie, successfully staged a Freddie Mercury Tribute night at Eagle Sports Club, Penketh last February as part of their fundraising for the Hospice. They were planning another night last September but obviously, Covid and the LockDown put paid to that.

Not to be deterred, by popular request from many who attended the first night they put on another Freddie Mercury tribute night at Eagle Sports recently and guests enjoyed a fabulous party atmosphere, plenty of singing and dancing which was a joy to behold as it was the first proper night out for many for over 18 months. Guests enjoyed a fabulous hot and cold buffet prepared by Margie, and a few of her lady helpers, who has since requests to do buffets for other people, which she has politely declined.
The couple have now been overwhelmed by the numerous calls and messages from those who attended, here’s just a small sample of them:-

‘Excellent entertainment and food. Looking forward to the next one’
‘Absolutely brilliant! We had a ball Freddie was fantastic and the food was excellent’
‘Please count us in for the next one’
‘Hats off to you both for organising such a fabulous night. We will definitely be at the next one’
‘We’ve been to both nights and they were both very enjoyable and we will certainly be at the next’

As a result of those comments and a bit of nudging the couple are now planning another similar night in February. Judging from the above comments it is likely to be a sell-out and will definitely be another fabulous party night.
The event raised a fabulous sum of £1800 for St Rocco’s. It also brought their 100 Faces total to nudging £5,000.
Chris said: “Both the nights we have done were amazingly well supported and the feedback on both has been exceptionally positive so I think there is a possibility to the probability that we can do two of them each year, but for now we are planning one for some time in February and if we can get our chosen artiste it promises to be one heck of a party.”
The 100 Faces project may be over but it looks like Chris and Margie have tapped a rich seam of income for the hospice as well as providing some great party nights for those supporting their events.


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