Venue: The Bandstand on the Quay

It was a very jolly 19th night of Christchurch Living Advent Calendar. James Emmett’s Ragtime Band gave a delightful performance in front of a very engaged audience  at The Bandstand of The Quay.

The band involved everyone in dancing and singing and the audience had a really good time.

The charity of the evening was the local fundraising organisation of Christchurch and Highcliffe Marie Curie. Lorraine Nutland from Marie Curie received a cheque for £500 from Clare Cherry, Rotarian and Trustee of Christchurch Charitable Trust.

The Trust has very generously sponsored three evenings of Christchurch Living Advent Calendar so far. President-elect of Christchurch Rotary Vince Banks thanked everyone involved.  

James Emmett's Ragtime Revellers at CLAC
Highcliffe and Christchurch Marie Curie Fundraisers at CLAC
James Emmett's Ragtime Revellers at CLAC
James Emmett's Ragtime Revellers at CLAC
Cheque presented to the charity at The Bandstand CLAC

Vince Banks, President Elect of The Rotary Club, thanks the sponsors as well as the ‘Living Advent Calendar Team” of energetic Rotarians led by Jan Banks; Mike Wood,  Nina Devlin, Rita Rogers, Janice Straughan and June Matthews who have put so much time into organising all these events.

The entertainment was provided by:

James Emmett’s Ragtime Revellers –
December 19th’s surprise performers!

Traditional Jazz has seen many revivals over the last 50 years. The first being in the 50s with the likes of Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen and again in the 1970s with bands that topped the charts such as The Temperance 7.  Today, James and the gang are proud to present the Ragtime Revellers!

Initially formed in 2012. James Emmett had a vision to bring live traditional good time jazz back into the public eye and into the gardens and organisations of all those who love live music.

They played a broad selection of toe Tapping Trad Jazz.

Ragtime Revellers on Facebook

YouTube: search Ragtime Revellers

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

Marie Curie Fundraising: Christchurch & Highcliffe

The UK’s leading end of life charity, Marie Curie is here to support everyone in the UK through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. Last year in Dorset, our team of 78 staff delivered over 57,000 hours of specialist care to 1,730 patients in their own homes, allowing families to get a much-needed rest and enabling them to be more than just a carer. To be a husband, wife, partner, daughter, son or friend, again.

Marie Curie Fundraising Christchurch & Highcliffe on Facebook

Thanks to our sponsor for tonight’s event:

Christchurch Charitable Trust

The Christchurch Charitable Trust is a local, independent, registered charity who are able to provide financial support by way of grants to organisations and projects which benefit the community in the Christchurch area.

We invite applications for funds from not-for-profit groups and organisations including registered charities, community interest groups, service organisations, volunteer groups, youth groups, local town and parish councils and the like.

Refreshments provided by Mela Indian Restaurant & Takeaway – thank you!