Elvis and opera at care home celebration

Dance night raises cash for Titchfield cancer centre

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ELVIS entertained dozens of people at a care company’s Christmas party – delayed because of the snow.

Echoes Community Care, based in Havant, threw a huge party for more than 100 clients at the Aston Rooms, in Waterlooville.

Clients with a range of disabilities, aged from 18 to 107, were treated to good food and entertainment from an Elvis impersonator and Di North, an opera singer who works for Echoes.

The party was originally scheduled for December 4 but had to be cancelled because of the severe weather.

Councillor Yvonne Weeks, Mayor of Havant, joined the party-goers for the afternoon.

Manager Dianne Martin, said: ‘An event like this takes a lot of organisation but the clients deserve a treat. Around 30 members of staff volunteered to help out and everyone had a brilliant time.

‘The mayor spent all afternoon talking to the clients. We even had a Father Christmas even though it was a bit late. All the money raised through the raffle will go back into events for this year.’

Clients Jean and Bryan Hampshire were also given a huge bouquet of flowers to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary.