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Thatcham got its dancing shoes on and kicked off the weekend for the Mayor’s disco and quiz night.

The Mayor of Thatcham, John Boyd held his fundraising event on Friday (April 22) in aid of his chosen charities, Swings & Smiles and Thatcham Cricket Club.

The evening saw an array of entertainment, for the 40 attendees, with a series of prizes to be won in charity raffles.

John Boyd gets a go on the decks with Kennet Radio's Tony Christian, Graham Pocock and Chris Pearce
John Boyd gets a go on the decks with Kennet Radio's Tony Christian, Graham Pocock and Chris Pearce

Items and vouchers were donated from businesses, including Donnington Valley Golf Club, House of Cards, Thatcham Kitchens, wine from Bella Luna and scotch from Henwick Properties.

A variety of gifts were on offer from skinny tans and millionaire facials, from salon Studio NK, to South African delicacies and wine, from store Sa Zim.

Mr Boyd said: “With the generosity of Thatcham with the gifts, we raised £140 just from that.”

Mayor John Boyd with friends Linda and Vic Pye
Mayor John Boyd with friends Linda and Vic Pye

Additional contributions from ticket sales took the total amount raised up to the £600 mark.

Attendees had the chance to be a part of the Kennet Radio G&T show with DJs Tony Christian, Grahame Pocock and Chris Pearce.

From The Beatles to ABBA, each table got up and had a go at karaoke with Mr Boyd adding: “Everybody said they had a great time.

“The event exceeded my expectations in how much everyone enjoyed it and how much fun they said they had.”

John Boyd with Kennet Radio's Tony Christian, Graham Pocock and Chris Pearce
John Boyd with Kennet Radio's Tony Christian, Graham Pocock and Chris Pearce

He thanked Aamir Tayeb from the Mecure West Grange Hotel in Midgham for hosting.

He said: “We could have not done it without them. It went well and we had a lot of fun.”



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