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Summer lovin’ all around at First Step’s ‘bandeoke’ fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 15:41 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:41 18 July 2016

Fundraisers taking to the mic at First Step's 'bandeoke' night, held at the Crumpled Horn pub, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster. The event raised more than £260.

Fundraisers taking to the mic at First Step's 'bandeoke' night, held at the Crumpled Horn pub, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster. The event raised more than £260.

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Wannabe warblers put their talents to the test at the return of a charity’s karaoke-style event.

Singers hit the stage at the Crumpled Horn pub, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, last week for First Step’s fundraising “bandeoke” event.

Pubgoers, accompanied by the band Mushroom Clown, treated the audience to hits such as Pinball Wizard, Livin’ on a Prayer, Sweet Caroline, Buck Rogers and Chasing Cars.

The event, which had the theme of summer lovin’, raised money for the Hornchurch children’s charity – which supports the families of youngsters with special needs and disabilities – through donations by the singers and a raffle.

In all, more than £260 was raised.

First Step’s chief executive Mark Halls said of the evening: “It was a great night and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

“Sharon and her team at the Crumpled Horn were very accommodating and everyone participated and supported bandeoke.

“These events are only successful when everyone works together – the band Mushroom Clown, the team and customers at the pub and the charity’s wonderful and generous supporters.”

Anyone interested in hosting their own fundraising event or finding out how to support the charity is encouraged to call 01708 556355 or visit firststep.org.uk.


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