Devizes dance in memory of daughter
1:00pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in Latest News
Devizes musician Pete Lamb is organising a fundraising dance in the town in memory of his daughter, Julie Dunford, who died nine years ago.
Mrs Dunford was 34 when she lost her battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma on January 3, 2004, a year after she was diagnosed. Since then, Mr Lamb has raised more than £1,000 for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Trust with his jazz band, The Colette Cassin Quintet.
Mr Lamb said: “It was a very dark period for the family but the dance will be a celebration of Julie’s life.”
The stars of the show will be Mr Lamb’s Heartbeats, a band he put together 18 months ago to play the music of the 1960s and ‘70s.
He said: “It has proven to be very popular and I thought it would be good to raise some funds for the charity by putting on a dance similar to the ones we used to play at all those years ago.”
The other members of the Heartbeats are long-time acquaintances of Mr Lamb, with Keith Bishop on drums, Roger Calcot on bass and Chris Stone on vocals.
The event will be at the Conservative Club in Long Street on Saturday, March 9, and tickets, £5 each, are on sale at Devizes Books, Devizes Fine Kitchens and the Conservative Club. Doors open from 7.30pm-11.30pm.
Also on the bill are Bruce Hopkins and country and western singer Felicity Haze. All the performers are giving their services free.