Shoreham swings for charity

Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza and Worthing mayor Bob Smytherman 'jump jiving' on stage with The Jive Aces
Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza and Worthing mayor Bob Smytherman 'jump jiving' on stage with The Jive Aces

SHOREHAM swung to the sound of The Jive Aces on Sunday, with a large audience dancing the evening away.

The event, for the Adur Council chairman’s charity, Chestnut Tree House, featuring live music and a DJ, with film footage played to accompany the music.

Adur chairman Mike Mendoza said: “What an amazing event, I wanted to put on a show never seen in Shoreham before and my goodness, did we achieve it.”

He revealed on the night that the artistes had agreed to waive their fees so more money could be raised. A total of £2,500, which includes money from the raffle, will go to the children’s hospice.

Mr Mendoza added: “Everyone played their part. The Jive Aces were magnificent and played their socks off non-stop for an hour and a quarter, Dean Ager shone like a star, plus, of course, Rebecca Grant and Kenny Ball Jnr rocked the house.

“I was thrilled that the Doo-Wop Dolls managed to join us at the last minute, not to forget video DJ Peter Phillips, who got the audience dancing with nostalgic videos of artists from the 50s and 60s.

“One of the most exciting parts of the event for me was to see the faces of the 160-strong audience, who smiled from the beginning to end and received some marvellous comments as they left.”