Folk Club support flood relief fund

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Stonehaven Folk Club’s recent Cabaret Night helped raise more than £350 for the Stonehaven Flood Relief Fund.

Club member Ron Gardner hosted the highly entertaining evening at the Community Centre in Bath Street. No fewer than 20 acts took to the stage over the course of the evening to provide enjoyment and amusement in the packed venue. To say the entertainment was varied would be an understatement. There were acts the public would recognise such as the all- male For Crying Out Loud & the delightful all-female Sweet Adelines, both giving stunning harmonies in their songs. Then there was The Soggy Bottom Boys at times wandering into yodelling, clearly having stopped rehearsing the second they started to sound good! A snake charming act with a spare rubber snake which went missing (and still missing), falsetto singing, and humorous poetry added even more to the variety in the acts. The audience clearly enjoyed it all and sang along at every opportunity throughout the evening, including the yodelling.

A raffle of top quality donated prizes was held in a short break and the proceeds, augmented by admission charges and donations raised £380 for the Flood Relief fund. Club committee members Mike Cruse and Pat Popplestone this week handed over a cheque to Rotary Club President Helen Smith, and Treasurer Billy Hunter. Representing The Folk Club, Mike Cruse said that the club had a long history of helping local worthy causes and with some members directly affected by winter flooding using the Cabaret Night to help support the relief efforts was an easy decision for Club Committee to make.