Dance will go ahead after widows take up the reins

Judy McClintock, widow of David McLintock is organising a memorial charity dance at Corby's Grampian Club on Friday 6th July 2012. Tickets cost �5.
Judy McClintock, widow of David McLintock is organising a memorial charity dance at Corby's Grampian Club on Friday 6th July 2012. Tickets cost �5.

A charity dance which was being organised by a club’s late secretary will go ahead after his widow agreed to carry on organising it.

Dave McClintock, who was associated with the Grampian Club in Corby since its opening in 1978, died in January, aged 55, after a long illness.

Mr McClintock, who was also chairman of Corby Highland Gathering’s organising committee, had already started planning the dance and his wife Judy took over the reins.

The event is being held in memory of Mr McClintock and Grampian Club chairman Brian Kane, who also died earlier this year of cancer. His wife is helping to organise the dance.

Mrs McClintock said: “I was happy to take on the job and carrying on with the organisation. It’s for a really good cause and all the entertainers are giving their services free of charge.”

The event is being held at the Grampian Club on Friday, July 6, and proceeds will go to Lakelands Hospice in Corby and the Centenary Wing at Kettering General Hospital.

Keith Palmer, steward at the Grampian Club, in Patrick Road, Corby, said: “David and Brian were two loyal stalwarts of the club and the dance is a fitting tribute to them both, as well as an opportunity to raise money for two very worthwhile charities. I hope people come along and support the dance.”

Entertainers on the night will be Sonny and the Honeydippers, Davaris, Lyndsay and Mikki Jons. Tickets are £5 and are available by calling the club on 01536 744811. The dance starts at 7.30pm.