Look-a-likes dance for drought relief

Southern Riverina news - - 2018 BERRIGAN SHOW RESULTS -

Some of the world’s most suc­cess­ful mu­si­cians were all in at­ten­dance at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Satur­day night. . . well at least a few very good look-a-likes.

Michael Jack­son, ABBA, Tina Turner, El­ton John and P!nk were among some of the acts per­formed by TGBC staff mem­bers all to help raise money for Need for Feed, a dis­as­ter relief help­ing our farm­ers hit by drought.

The per­form­ers were Daryll Mor­ris, Bianca Bourke, Stephen Pat­ten, Jac­inta Ver­non and Josh Mor­ris, Mandy Bonat, Kate Eddy, Dar­ren Laf­fan and Sandy Bit­tner.

Per­form­ers danced — re-en­act­ing the moves from video clips — and lip synced the night away, en­cour­ag­ing the 200 strong au­di­ence to sing along.

A to­tal of $6836.40 was raised in­clud­ing money col­lected on the night, ticket sales and dona­tions made at the venue for the past two months.

Miss Bourke said the staff mem­bers do­nated their time to put on a mem­o­rable per­for­mance.

‘‘It was a two month ef­fort in­clud­ing two nights a week of prac­tice.

‘‘Our func­tions man­ager Mandy Bonat chore­ographed all the acts and or­gan­ised the show.

‘‘The club is in­cred­i­bly proud with how much money we have raised for Need for Feed.

‘‘There were plenty of laughs through­out the night, we did such a great job and I can’t say there were any stand­outs.

‘‘It was a bit nerve rack­ing per­form­ing on stage but I ended up en­joy­ing my­self. It was a re­ally awe­some night; the crowd loved it,’’ Miss Bourke said.

The club would like to thank Jodie Ma­ley for cre­at­ing El­ton John’s pi­ano, Theresa Root­sey for cos­tume de­sign, the kitchen staff for pulling off a great meal for over 200 guests and the per­form­ers for their time and ef­fort in pre­par­ing them­selves to put on a great night for the at­ten­dees.

Jac­inta Ver­non as Mya, Sandy Bit­tner as P!nk, Bianca Bourke as Christina Aguil­era and Kate Eddy as Lil’ Kim.

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