Hot August Charity Night - Freddie Mercury success
If you'd read the article written in July the various Hope and Derwent Valley Parish Magazines, you'd have known that we'd been worrying about the weather for our
third annual 'Hot August Night Charity Concert' at the Grouse Inn on 10.8.13.
The crowds seat themselves around the open stage (donated by Bradwell Packaging): champing at the bit for Joseph Lee Jackson/Freddie Mercury's first half performance
But the meteorologists turned up trumps, as the weather was both dry & warm. 220+ revelers drifted down memory lane, captivated by vocalist Joseph Lee Jackson's talented 'tribute' to Freddie Mercury.
Freddie jumps up on the stage and starts to wow the crowds
Fun, food, fundraising and a fantastic
atmosphere were combined into one
enjoyable package. Fundraising like this is a real 'win-win' event.
http://www.dukesbarn.org/ and other local
charities benefited from the
£3,600 proceeds, whilst revellers sang, danced and
ate the evening away under the stars, with Freddie/Joseph being the brightest
The light starts to fade, with the dance floor in front of Joseph/Freddie starting to fill.
The sound of Queen's music sung by our 'tribute' Freddie
starts to reverberate out over the moors and into the night sky.
But the Grouse Inn is set in the
Peak District, by Froggatt Edge, with not a neighbour for miles to
overhear or view the fun. Joseph/Freddie is covered with sweat and is clearly
exhausted. But he has one more act to perform before he takes his final bow:
It's the Grouse Inn's Landlady - Rotarian Sally's birthday and time for flowers.
Sally and her team have put hundreds of hours into organising this enjoyable
and highly successful fundraising event. So it's time for Sally to take off her
Rotarian hat and start to relax for the last hour of her birthday.