Tea dance band brings back the sounds of the Forties

Left to right: Karen Woodhouse, Laura Boffin and Ken Woodhouse. The Mill held a charity tea dance and raised money for Help for Heroes. PNL-151002-145830001
Left to right: Karen Woodhouse, Laura Boffin and Ken Woodhouse. The Mill held a charity tea dance and raised money for Help for Heroes. PNL-151002-145830001

A tea dance marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War and raised more than £500 for Help the Heroes at the same time.

The Mill Arts Centre held its first charity tea dance, raising £577.12, with performances from five-piece jazz band Hot Club 42. The band recreated the sound of the Forties and there was also swing dancing, a raffle and homemade cakes.

Laura Boffin, event organiser, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed organising this event and hope to be hosting another one again.”

Pictured is Karen and Ken Woodhouse, from Help for Heroes, and Laura Boffin, centre, from the Mill Arts Centre.