The Perse School

Pupils raise over £1000 at Charity Cabaret

16 Mar 2016

The annual Charity Cabaret took place on Saturday 27 February to a packed hall, with many of the guests enjoying the authentic atmosphere created by a table ticket. This year our Upper Sixth comperes were Marcus and Chris and they introduced the acts in slick, amusing and entertaining ways. We again ran a charity raffle and our prizes were a wireless speaker, vouchers for Go-Ape, a David Lloyd leisure pass, a Gog Magog Farm Shop hamper and a voucher for Scotsdales (very many thanks to those who kindly donated prizes).

The musical acts were as varied as ever: from Gershwin to Christina Aguilera, Gabrille Aplin to a James Bond Theme tune and all were presented with confidence and professionalism. Accompanying a number of the acts during the evening were the Big Band directed by Jon Halton and there was also a significant appearance of the Jazz Band (directed by Daphna Neu) and the Acappelicans directed by Ben Wingfield. The Acappelicans’ exciting performance of ‘Uptown Funk’ was especially well received. The annual appearance of the Senior Prefects certainly didn’t disappoint either; their dance medley was effectively and skilfully choreographed and we look forward to showcasing it again at the Upper Sixth leavers’ assembly.

With many thanks to all who were able to support the event this year, and we are pleased to announce that we have raised £1,100 for the School’s 400th anniversary charities: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Christel House Schools and the School’s ‘An Enduring Gift’ campaign.

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