So last night was the big fundraising event at Wirksworth Town Hall, and what a great night it was. We would first of all like to give a massive shout out to Craig Banks who organised the whole event and put so much work and passion into making it a huge success. The evening was filled with some amazing, talented, beautiful acts who all did it for the love.
The night started off with the beautiful voice of Robyn Wallis Johnson and was followed by the blonde beauties that are The BIG Enjoyment, usually a 4-piece but last night they were 3. They come from Belper and went down a storm with the audience who showed their appreciation by getting to their feet and dancing.
The truly talented Carol Fieldhouse then performed some of her gorgeous songs, followed by Tim Tam Thomas.
Lunadogs, a great band from Nottingham, then got the crowd back on their feet and rocked the crowed with a brilliant set.
Then for the treat of the night, Hannah James, sang a beautiful set while playing the accordion and using a wooden board and clogs to create a truly amazing sound. The audience loved everything she had to offer and it was an honour to have her sing for us.
Then before the last act, our very own Cath Hollywell got up and said a few words about DRS. She outdid herself with a beautiful little speech about who we are and what we do.
Then to finish off the night one of the local favourite bands, The A52s, took to the stage and played a great set to get everyone dancing.
The whole night was presented by the wonderful Denise who seamlessly introduced each act and kept the night on track.
DRS would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped out and contributed to the event. Not only did we have a flipping amazing time but we raised a load of cash for DRS whilst spreading awareness of the refugee crisis and what we can all do to help.