Dancing in the 40's!
BEST leader, Roland Turner and the team from Tyseley Asset Management & Maintenance Division, Housing & Constituencies recently held a charity and fundraising event involving local businesses and people from the community. The event was a ‘1940's Free Tea Dance’ held on Saturday 18 September 2010 at the Manor Court, Sheltered Accommodation in Acocks Green.
Around 70 senior citizens took part in the event, dressing in 1940s style clothes, dancing away the afternoon to popular music from that era and taking part in the free raffle.
Providing the music on the day was the Sambuca Diaries Big Band who played a mix of swing and 1940’s music. Andy King, a piper from The Shirley Pipe Band and Sue Atkins from Suzie’s Dance Fiesta in Shirley were also there to provide entertainment. Sue also brought along some dancers to add to the event and Strictly Jitterbug demonstrated some dance routines. The Acocks Green Scouts helped the team to serve refreshments and snacks.
The Venue was decorated with bunting, pictures, ornaments and memorabilia from the 1940s. There was lots of help from local business to make the event a success; Hannah Print in Acocks Green kindly printed the invitation cards and supermarket giants Waitrose, Greggs and Tesco kindly contributed towards food.
The afternoon was a big success and enjoyed by all who attended. The team raised £230 for the Help for Heroes charity and were asked ‘when is the next one?’!