Las Vegas came to Leicester
Last updated: 5.29am, Monday 19th September 2016
We were delighted to be a part of the Las Vegas came to Leicester, Charity event last Saturday night.
Former Hinckley United football manager Dean Thomas had the audience at Parklands Hinckley Golf Club rocking with his ‘Sounds of Swing’ set, while top European Elvis tribute act, Micky Vegas, sang classic hits by ‘The King’.
The night, organised by Thomas and friend DJ Scott Bailye, was a sell-out and raised £5,000 which will be shared between us, The Ashton Care Home and leading dementia charity The Alzheimer Society.
The Las Vegas showgirls kicked off the evening with spectacular dancing before Thomas wooed guests with impersonations of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin before special guest, Vegas, stole the show. The evening included a three-course dinner for £25 and a special auction with a wide range of prizes such as a signed Leicester Tigers rugby shirt which sold for £90.
Our manager, Tracy Heyes, said: "Everyone at The Ashton Care Home would like to thank both Dean and Scott for organising a fantastic night of entertainment.
“We are very grateful that they decided to choose The Ashton as one of their chosen charities along with The Alzheimer Society who do such a great work.
“The Ashton’s share of the proceeds will go towards purchasing items for the use of our residents in the Bennett Suite that enhance sensory awareness and create and stimulate moods.”
Thomas, 54, said: “The support from the local people was incredible. Our aim was to generate awareness about people who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s and people were very generous with their donations on the night.
“We’ve raised £5,000 and it has given us the drive to do it again next year. It was a wonderful evening.”
Again we’d like to take this time to Thank everyone involved, and we hope that you all had a fantastic night.