Daytrippers' dinner dance raises £2,200 for disabled children
11:38am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
DAYTRIPPERS kept dancing to raise more than £2,200 for a vital charity.
The dinner dance at the Holiday Inn in Bridge Street, was organised by Daytrippers Bolton, an organisation which provides days out for disabled children and their families.
About 135 people enjoyed a three-course meal provided by the Holiday Inn and then a disco — as well as “star appearances” from David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga tribute acts. Ticket sales and a balloon raffle with 50 prizes boosted the final total.
People also placed bids in a silent auction in the hope of winning prizes including a signed football shirt from former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks and a pair of signed football boots from former Bolton Wanderers star El-Hadji Diouf.
Other prizes included Elton John memorabilia and a signed photograph from Bolton comedian Peter Kay.
One of the organisers, Lisa Eccleshare, aged 42, from Deane, said: “The dance was fantastic and couldn’t have gone any better.
“Everyone enjoyed themselves so much.”
She said it was the first time Daytrippers had organised something on that scale and hoped it would be the start of many successful dinner dances. Lisa added: “I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support.”
The charity is run by parents and carers and all the money raised will go towards organising trips out.
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