Blackburn charity day gets a leg up

IT was a case of the show must go on at Blackburn Golf Club as a group of enthusiastic entertainers played and performed against a backdrop of sadness, raising thousands for a local cancer charity.

Tony Robinson, Dave Macleod, Andrea Robinson, Terry Cotta, Roger Lee, Norman Prince

FUND RAISERS: Tony Robinson, Dave Macleod, Andrea Robinson, Terry Cotta, Roger Lee, Norman Prince

Professional singer Andrea Robinson, who performs with husband Tony as Tabu Duo, is also Blackburn’s lady captain. Her chosen charity is the Preston-based Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

With friends from LEGS (Lancashire Entertainers Golf Society) Andrea and Tony organised a charity golf day followed by a variety cabaret evening. The task was made even more difficult as the funeral of Tony’s father took place on the same afternoon.

Despite the worst of weather conditions in the morning, the golf day was a great success. Later that evening, the packed clubhouse rocked to the music of Tabu Duo and Roger Lee and roared with laughter at stand-up ace Terry Cotta. Fellow LEGS member Norman Prince hosted the evening, raising much needed funds through an impressive auction and raffle.

Andrea said: “The LEGS day worked better than I could have imagined, we had really good feedback from all concerned. Obviously, with the funeral it was a difficult day for Tony and myself but we were both really pleased with the charity event and thank everyone who contributed.”

The event raised £2,400 to be split between Blackburn Golf Club’s charity and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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