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By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: September 13, 2013

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A MUSICAL evening which had to be cancelled due to snow in March has been rearranged for Saturday September 28.

The VCO Big Band were due to appear at Whiston Village Hall, but due to the sudden large snow fall the event had to be cancelled.

Organisers state that the evening promises to be a great night out for lovers of music played in the style of the Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller Bands.

The Versatile Concert Orchestra (VCO) was formed in 1982 and changed its name to the VCO big Band to, more accurately, reflect the style of music played.

They will now appear at Whiston Village Hall on September 28 where visitors can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the music that you know so well, played by talented musicians.

Tickets, priced at £10, are available from Sheila 01538 266142, Jean 01538 266534 or you can email jeanmblood@yahoo.co.uk Doors open at 7.30pm. and the band will be on stage at 8pm. There will be a bar, and people are welcome to bring your own nibbles if they wish.

WERRINGTON resident Doreen Thomas has scooped the top prize of £3000 in Douglas Macmillan Hospice's Sunshine Raffle.

The supporter's lucky number was drawn on Wednesday 21st August, where she had the choice of the cash prize or a luxury holiday to Italy.

The Sunshine Raffle has proved a massive success with supporters of the Hospice and raised £58,000 for patient care.

Doreen said: "The last thing I won was a packet of biscuits at my local bingo, so I was in a bit of shock to hear I'd won.

"I never expected to win; playing the raffle is my gift to my local Hospice; I'm thrilled to bits, thank you Dougie Mac for my prize."

Donna Adams, Head of Lottery. added: "We owe a huge thanks to our supporters who have taken part in this year's Sunshine Raffle. Our raffles are a vital way of raising important funds for the Hospice. These fantastic sums of money raised means that we can continue to care for local people at a time when they need us the most."

To sign up to the DMH Lottery visit www.dmhospice.org.uk and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DMHLotte ry.

A LADIES clothes store in Leek will be hosting a fashion show this month.

Anne Morris Fashions will be hosting the event at Getliffe's Restaurant, off Derby Street, in Leek on Thursday, September 26, in conjunction with clothing designer Joseph Ribkoff.

Proceeds will be donated to this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Tickets are £15, to include a drink on arrival and canapes, and are available by calling 01538 37333

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