THE LEGACY of The Beatles helped a Rugby cancer charity raise over £26,000 at its 50th annual black tie event.
The cheque was handed over to The Arden Cancer Research Centre at University Hospital Coventry, Teenage Cancer Trust and Myton Hospice last week.
The money – almost double the amount raised at the previous year’s event – was raised at the 50th Anniversary Rugby Cancer Ball at the Dunchurch Park Hotel last September, where over 250 guests were treated to a four-course meal and a performance by The Bootleg Beatles – the most successful and longest-running tribute to the Fab Four.
Organisers secured a major coup in booking the band, thanks to an anonymous sponsor who agreed to cover their costs.
The band performed songs from four eras – The Fab Four, Shea Stadium and the final tour, Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, and The Later Years – with appropriate costumes to match.
Dunchurch Park Hotel will host this year’s ball on Saturday October 6. Tables of ten can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (£70 per person).