TV cabaret singer joins club’s Grace fundraiser

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VOLUNTEERS who have raised £25,000 for good causes are now fundraising for a little girl who has an extremely rare heart condition.

The Swivel Club became a charity in July 2010 and raises money, mainly through music events, to help people in East Northamptonshire who are facing financial hardship, sickness or poor health.

Its members are now planning to hold a fundraising night featuring Shaun Foster-Conley, the cabaret singer from the award winning television comedy-drama Benidorm, to raise money for seven-year-old Grace Moverley, of Raunds.

Grace was born with an acute condition which caused her heart to be upside down and on the wrong side of her body and she has undergone many operations, including revolutionary life-saving surgery to build chambers in her heart to try to make it function normally.

Swivel Club spokesman Jem Brittin said: “Members of Grace’s family have supported our events in the past and we want to do something for them to repay their faith in us.

“This isn’t the reason we’re fundraising for her, we consider a range of applications, but it is nice to be able to help them.

“This promises to be a fantastic night and we’re very lucky to have such great artists entertaining us. People can be assured they will have a great time.”

The evening will also include Johnny Red who will be performing his popular Rock n Roll show.

The talented pair will belt out hits from the 50s through to the 90s with Johnny dipping into his Johnny and the Jailbirds repertoire too.

The money raised will be donated to Grace’s family so they can buy equipment to make life more comfortable for her. The fundraiser will be held from 7.30pm on March 10 at Rushden Bowls Club in Northampton Road. There will be food available and a bar.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Bowls Club on 01933 312680, Walt on 07984 266649 or the Swivel Club on 07950 704957.

For more details about the club visit www.swivelclub.com.