Cromer music event celebrates record breaking total for charity
Cromer Soul Club
A Cromer music night has celebrated its most successful event yet, raising money for charity.
The Cromer Soul Club’s hosted its third instalment of its ‘Keep the Faith’ Northern Soul dance night at Cromer Community Centre on Saturday, February 17.
The club night hosted by resident DJs Piers “Hitman” Hawkins and Trevor Halfnelson, raised almost £500 for charity.
The total of £467.50, almost £200 up on the previous event in November last year, was given to charity Young Minds.
On Saturday night, the first 50 clubbers to arrive received free Cromer Soul Club badges.
Demand for badges from later arrivals gave an extra boost to the charity pot and convinced the organisers to design new badges in time for its follow-up event in April.
Trevor Halfnelson said: “We launched Keep the Faith because of our shared passion for Northern Soul music. The night has proved to be even more popular than we’d hoped, and seems to be growing through word of mouth. It’s clear there is an appetite for this kind of event in the Cromer area, and we hope to celebrate our one-year anniversary in September with our first all-dayer.”
The club, which runs every two months, will return on April 21, with proceeds destined for Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians (NCYM).
NCYM, a division of the Guildhall School for Music and Drama, provides high-quality music tuition to children from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means, through their Saturday-morning music school, based at City of Norwich School.