Oct 30 2012 By Mort Smith
A SMALL part of Beaconsfield was transformed into a scene from the 1960s on Friday as a fundraiser called Rennie Rocks swung into action.
The dinner and concert event, which was staged at Beaconsfield School hall in Wattleton Road, was held in aid of the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home charity and featured a sit-down three course meal prepared by recent British Empire Medal recipient Ann Tennant, followed by an evening of dancing to the sound of the Buccaneers, an eight-piece band put together by former professional musician and contemporary of the Beatles, Nick Bennett from Ledburgh Lane, Beaconsfield.
They provided a high quality set that included such favourites as Careless Whisper, Pretty Woman, Bye Bye Johnny and Downtown.
The audience had obviously dug through their old clothes chests and sported an impressive spread of styles that varied from black leather trousers with skimpy tops to flouncy jive skirts for the ladies and from Blues Brothers’ lookalikes to teddy boys for the men.
Ann Turley, the chairman of the Beaconsfield fundraising committee for the Iain Rennie hospice said: “It was a fantastic evening thanks to a huge amount of hard work put in by all the members of the committee. And the Buccaneers were absolutely wonderful. Hopefully we will have raised several thousands of pounds for this very worthwhile charity.”
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