A night of performances from the likes of Madonna, Michael Bublé, Elvis, Dean Martin, Village People, Paul Carrack, The Darkness, Andrea Corr and Katherine Jenkins helped raise over £1,000 for both Lewis-Manning Hospice and Wessex Cancer Trust.
The ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ fundraising event, which was sponsored by Pure Klass Cleaning, was held last week at the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown with local actress and tv comedian Debra Stephenson, best known for Coronation Street, Bad Girls and BBC1’s The Impressions Show, as well as appearances at Lighthouse in panto, hosting the show that saw 16 year old Daisy Lapworth crowned the winner.
Daisy, a pupil at St Peter’s School in Bournemouth, dazzled the judges with her rendition of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, which she performed as Katherine Jenkins. Daisy was one of nine acts who participated in the show, which also included a conveyancer, motivational speaker, banker, engineer and two local businessmen took to the stage to try and win the converted title. Local accountancy firm Princecroft Willis entered the only group of the night, who performed a version of The Village People’s ‘Y.M.C.A’ which had the audience in fits of laughter, while Lewis-Manning Hospice had its very own representative in the competition with Community Fundraiser, Sara Johnson, taking to the stage as Andrea Corr from Irish band The Corrs despite being five months pregnant.
Maria Tidy, Fundraising Manager at Lewis-Manning Hospice, said, “We just want to say a big thank you to everyone who performed, sponsored, attended, volunteered and supported ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ – it was an absolutely fantastic night! The sheer variety of acts was incredible and they were all brilliant, especially the winner Daisy, who was phenomenal and had people in tears with her emotional performance.”