Rising from ashes

John Denholm pictured with a poster for the forthcoming fundraising event.
John Denholm pictured with a poster for the forthcoming fundraising event.

A NIGHT of top entertainment is planned to help a social club get back on its feet after a fire.

Seaton Carew Social Club will welcome seven professional acts to the stage for a fundraising concert next week.

The singers are all being provided for free by the Beverley Agency in a generous goodwill gesture.

Proceeds from the night will help renovate and reopen parts of the club left smoke damaged after an early morning fire in June.

John Denholm, the club’s entertainment secretary, said: “We suffered quite a bit of damage in the fire which is not covered by the insurance.

“One of the agencies has kindly offered to put a show on for us. They are all professional acts.

“I think it is an excellent gesture from them. We deal with the agency a lot and they are always happy to help, but I think this is superb.”

The concert takes place at the club on Thursday, October 20.

Doors open at 7pm with the first act due to perform at 7.30pm.

The line up will feature solo singers Trudi, Billy Lort, Darren Clarke, Kirsty Carr, Shannon, Dalton Jones and duo Fiktion.

Around 60 tickets have been sold so far, but organisers are appealing for more people to support the event.

The blaze caused smoke damage to much of the building in Station Lane and the snooker room, and downstairs bar and lounge are still closed to the public.

It was later found to have been caused by a faulty toaster in the kitchen.

The Mail reported in June how club Steward Jimmy Egglestone discovered the fire after being woken by the club’s smoke alarm.

He discovered thick smoke coming from the bar area of the lounge and quickly phoned the fire brigade.

Tickets for the concert, priced £3, are available now from the club or by paying on the door on the night.