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Charity benefits from A Night 2 Remember 2 held at Great Whelnetham

PUBLISHED: 09:13 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:11 23 December 2017

James Sheen hands over cheques for £550 each to Sally Daniels of the My WiSH charity and Elaine Channen from the Gatehouse charity. Photo: Punch Films UK

James Sheen hands over cheques for £550 each to Sally Daniels of the My WiSH charity and Elaine Channen from the Gatehouse charity. Photo: Punch Films UK

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Two charities have benefitted from an evening to mark the second anniversary of the We Love Bury St Edmunds facebook group.

Sarah Probert. Photo: Punch Films UKSarah Probert. Photo: Punch Films UK

A Night 2 Remember 2 was held at Great Whelnetham Community Centre, on Saturday, and attracted 130 people, including the mayor of St Edmundsbury Terry Clements.

There was dancing and entertainment from a host of acts including singers Sarah Probert and Kristin Kapelli, Jacqui Cann a former winner of “Stars In Their Eyes”, comic impressionist Marea Smithson with top of the bill Paul da Vinci and his four-piece band.

Special gold badges were handed out to members of the group: Richard Crouch, Nemonee Stone and Mr Clements and two lifetime achievement awards to Sheila Wormleighton and Sue Griffin.

And the event helped to raise £550 each for the My WiSH charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal and the Gatehouse charity with more still to come.

Paul da Vinci. Photo: Punch Films UKPaul da Vinci. Photo: Punch Films UK

James Sheen, who owns the Facebook group said: “It was simply an awesome evening. Those attending loved it and thought that last year’s event could not be beaten but it was. Putting on event like that was difficult but it was amazing.”

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