All the performers donated their time and the money raised will directly pay for therapies at the Integrated Cancer Therapies drop-in centre in Corby High Street as well as patients’ homes and in hospital/hospice settings. The concert was opened acts exclusively from Gretton, and included
·Elle Roberts and
·Unplugged & Thirsty
The Concert was hosted by Gretton’s very own impresario Martin McEvoy.
The highlight of the evening was the Gretton debut for The Rutland Big Band who combined with old swing favourites and jazz numbers which include popular tunes from the 40s swing era such as "Moonlight Serenade" and "American Patrol" through "Rock Around The Clock" to things like "Copacabana", "Sir Duke", and "Moondance".
The interval featured an Auction and Raffle which raised over £900 .
Karen Dilley Operations Manager from Integrated Cancer Therapies said “I would like to thanks all the performers and organisers whose enthusiasm for the Concert for Life was amazing”.
“Everyone was fantastic” added Debbie Bromley Clinical Manager ”the money raised will ensure that we can continue to deliver our service over the next several months. It is very humbling to see so many people who
feel the work we do is close to their heart.”
Karen added “We have had many calls from Gretton about the therapies we offer so thought we’d come back to give the village a free taster.” As a result there will be an Open Day on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 2pm at Gretton village Hall.
Karen continued “We have been astounded by the village’s generosity and would like to thank the Gretton WI for their donation for the use of the hall on Saturday 26th November.”
Integrated Cancer Therapies provide support and complementary therapies for people of Northamptonshire who are living with cancer and for their carers.