The Marsham Hotel Bournemouth was lovely, having been recently refurbished. The staff were all very attentive and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. The food was also of a very high standard and it was nice to be able to have our own tables for evening meals and breakfast.
We started off our Friday evening with pre dinner drinks in the ballroom so we could chat to everyone who were all very excited to be back at The Marsham, as it was the first time since before Covid. We had a lot of new faces which was lovely to see, some old faces who we had not seen for a while, and lots of our regulars, thank you to all who supported us and continue to support us, we couldn’t do these weekends without you.
Karl Harry Winson was our DJ and choreographer for the weekend playing tracks we could dance to in between our fabulous artists. He also did two workshops on Saturday and Sunday mornings with some great dances, such as A Million times, Dippin and Sliding, Glass of wine, So Unhealthy and Steamboat Queen.
Our charity this year is for Cervical cancer so we did an Irish Bingo on on the Friday and raised £100 which was brilliant.
We had Richard Palmer on the Friday night. He didn’t disappoint, fabulous as always, playing all the right music to keep us dancing all night. We even had Karl joining him for a couple of songs, it was great to hear and see them singing and performing together.
Saturday night theme was Circus related and everyone made a huge effort to get involved. There were some brilliant costumes and everyone looked fabulous. We decorated the room with animal balloons and banners with one outside the ballroom door that you could put your face in and get your photo taken; there were some great photos.
Saturday night we had the very talented Derek Darby Magill who went down a storm, he was so excited to be entertaining us that we couldn’t get him off the stage, think he would have played all night if we had let him he also kept the floor full the whole night. We had some brilliant feedback from everyone who was there.
Our raffle on the Saturday night was a huge success raising £200, which was a great total. Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes. This brought our total up to £300 for the weekend added to other fundraising evenings has taken our complete total up to £500 fabulous amount, thank you all again for your support to this worthwhile charity.
All in all this weekend was a huge success and we are all looking forward to February next year when we will at The Durley Dean with Tina Argyle Rancher and Tony Rouse when we can do it all again. See you all on the dance floor.