Thomas Tripp, Christchurch

Venue: The Thomas Tripp

The event on Wednesday 8th December was held at The Thomas Tripp.

Sarah Bolter & Stephen Godsall – 8th December’s surprise performers!

The Performers were Sarah Bolter (saxophone) and Stephen Godsall (guitar). David Richmond – Coggan from RNLI Christchurch & Bournemouth received the cheque for £500 from Marc Johnson of the evening sponsor BNI Dorset
Excellent hospitality was provided by the team from The Thomas Tripp. The performance was in the garden decorated with Christmas lights and nearly 100 people enjoyed the show.  Rotarians and Rotarian Marshals did a fantastic job again!
Sarah Bolter and Steven Godsall

Stephen Godsall & Sarah Bolter (Credit: Suz Collins)

Sarah (Saxes/vocals) and Stehen (guitars), both work as busy freelance musicians and run their own bands but also enjoy joining together and have been playing as a jazz duo since 2017.

They delivered some well known and more obscure American song book numbers given a fresh twist.

Sarah Bolter on Facebook

Stephen Godsall on YouTube

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

Christchurch and Bournemouth RNLI

Christchurch and Bournemouth RNLI: raising funds for the training and equipment of the RNLI Lifeguards on the beautiful beaches around our bay. There have been lifeguards on Bournemouth beaches since 1965; they have been recruited, managed, trained and equipped by the RNLI for nearly 20 years. To support them, go to:

Thanks to the sponsor for this event:

BNI Dorset

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Thanks to the venue & refreshments provider:

Thomas Tripp

At the Thomas Tripp we believe wholeheartedly in the vitality that a traditional local pub brings to the community and we welcome you to join in; take in our smuggling history, enjoy our beers, ales and fine wines, sample our freshly prepared food – our seafood menu is delicious & a great range of choice!

With our hidden gem of ‘The Seafood Shack’ restaurant out the back of the beer garden which can be enjoyed at weekends or for private hire. Being Christchurch’s main live music venue you can come and enjoy a boogie or sing along on our live music nights, all our gigs can be found on our website.

Voted ‘Best Pub/Bar of the Year’ in the BH area by BH Stars
along with an award for ‘Best Sunday Roast’

Surf and Turf
seafood shack at Thomas Tripp Christchurch
seafood platter