Tonight’s surprise performer:

Rachel More

Thanks to the generosity of the Boathouse, we were able to hold tonight’s event upstairs in the Chandelier Bar rather than outside. 

We were able to relax in the warmth in comfort whilst listening to Rachel More, tonights’s performer. Rachel delivered a lively selection of Christmas and popular songs. A good sized crowd was in attendance and it was an evening thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

Rotary volunteers selling raffle tickets at Dec 3rd CLAC event
Rachel More at The Boathouse for CLAC 2023

This evening’s charity was Ashley’s Birthday Bank, to whom a cheque to the value of £500 was presented on behalf of this evening’s sponsor, Little Lives.

The Boathouse treated us to mulled wine, mince pies and hot drinks, all of which were very welcome on such a cold, wet night.

Raising money for:

Ashley’s Birthday Bank

Ashley's Birthday Bank explaining their work to the CLAC audience
Anna Carney talking about her charity, Ashley's Birthday Bank
Jan Banks presenting the cheque on behalf of tonight's sponsor Little Lives, to Ashley's Birthday Bank
CLAC organiser Jan Banks presents the cheque on behalf of sponsor Little Lives, to Ashley's Birthday Bank

Ashley’s Birthday Bank was set up at the end of 2014 and registered as a charity in April 2015.  We provide two types of services: Firstly we provide underprivileged children (up to the age of 16) with a birthday and Christmas present to ensure they do not go without on these special occasions.  Secondly we provide a crisis service for families who find themselves going through a financially difficult time or who have escaped domestic violence, neglect, human trafficking or abuse.

Tonight’s Venue
& Refreshment Provider:

The Boathouse

The Boathouse, Christchurch Quay
Kindly sponsored by:

Little Lives

Little Lives charity logo
More about 3rd December’s surprise performer:

Rachel More

I simply love entertaining! Book me to sing at your event – I am available to perform in a variety of line-ups to suit your event and/or budget.
In my jazz set I perform a varied mix of swing, blues, bossas and latin including songs made famous by Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee to name but a few. I also perform ‘jazzed up’ arrangements of classic pop and soul songs in my repertoire.

I also help people find their voice! Uncover your own unique voice and feel the joy of expressing yourself through singing.

Rachel More Facebook page

Rachel More Singer