Show­band fans strut their stuff

Bray People - - Sunbeam House Arranges Big Band Night -

THERE WAS plenty of danc­ing in the ball­room of the Royal Ho­tel last Thurs­day night as an eight-piece show­band played all the clas­sics from the hey-day of the late Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock and all the gang.

The evening was ar­ranged by staff of Sun­beam House to sup­port St. Cather­ine’s spe­cial school in New­cas­tle. The two or­gan­i­sa­tions have very strong links with many of the pupils of St. Cather­ine’s tra­di­tion­ally go­ing on to be­come clients of Sun­beam House.

Or­gan­is­ers have yet to count the pro­ceeds of the fund raiser but hope to have gen­er­ated a re­spectable sum. They es­ti­mated that around 200 peo­ple came along to the event.

There was a raf­fle on the night, prizes in­clud­ing lunch vouch­ers for lo­cal pubs Jim Doyle’s, The Martello and The Strand, as well as four ball golf at Bray and Ark­low Golf Clubs.

Staff mem­bers from both Sun­beam House and St. Cather­ine’s were there to en­joy the mu­sic and sup­port the school, as were clients and their fam­i­lies - all of whom did plenty of danc­ing while the band got go­ing.

The event came af­ter a num­ber of Sun­beam House staff took part in a triathlon last month, also to raise money for St. Cather­ine’s.

Anna Gaugh­ran and Ger­ard Mur­phy get­ting into the rhythm of things at the Big Band Night.

The trom­bon­ist slides into his rhythm.

The trum­pet player gets warmed up for his per­for­mance.

Neville War­ren, Ais­linn Carey and Conor McCarthy.

Amy Quinn and Ber­nice O’Toole en­joy­ing the Big Band night.

Ken and Gertrude Moore hav­ing a fun night.

Lor­raine and Lavinia McEvoy at the mu­sic night.

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