Sunday, 5 October 2008

All is revealed

For the past few months, three friends and myself have been plotting, planning and scheming to organise a charity fund raising event in the village.



We hired the village hall, spent hours untangling the glitter curtain, cooked vats of chilli, sourced an amazing disco, booked ourselves some entertainment and found ourselves four debonair bar staff (we're actually married to them so they didn't have a lot of choice in the matter!)

And we were all set for our ladies night... "A Pink and Pleasurable" evening for ladies only. Nearly 100 women came and danced all night long.


During the evening there was an appearance by a rather dubious looking "lady"


Who entertained us with a very rude rendition of Gloria Gaynor's "I will Survive"


Lots more bottles later they were still dancing.

Until finally, our top billing for the night. Nine years ago we organised a similar event and four members of our am-dram group very gamely did a spot of entertainment for us. Last night they returned with an extra member of the team to treat us to a repeat performance... dancing to Tom Jones's version of "You Can Keep your Hat On"


They may not be young...

They may not be pretty...

But boy... they were amazing!!!







As you can see... our audience thought so too.





The women sreamed, shouted, laughed and gave them a standing ovation! These five wonderful men have been reheasing in my living room over the past few weeks, never once taking themselves too seriously. They were amazing! And what's more we think we have probably raised nearly £2000 for some very good causes. Off to do some clearing up now!

31 comments:

  1. Oh wow - that's brilliant Gina. Good for you and your friends. It looks like a wonderful evening all round. x

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  2. Wonderful Gina. From the photos it looks like a very succssful night for everyone concerned.

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  3. Very well done Gina. WHat wonderful sports your men are!! Congrats

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  4. Looks like you had a fantastic time and congratulations on raising all that money for the charity.

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  5. WOW! What an amazing night - well done you and your friends for organising such a fantastic night and raising so much money! Now I understand the pink boxers on the washin line :o)

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  6. It looks as though you all had a brilliant time and glad you are feeling better!

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  7. FANTASTIC.....thats the only word for it

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  8. That looks like an amazing night, all the organising and entertaining team must be on a high.

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  9. that just looks the most fantastic fun - and must have taken some organising - i love the monty men - how brilliant are they!! lovely post.

    xx

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  10. That looks like brilliant fun - what a genius idea!!!!! Well done you girls (and their handsome helpers!)

    Celia

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  11. How fantastic!!!! It looks like a fabulous night - well done! Lucy x

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  12. Wiping tears from my eyes as I type. Too funny for words. You had me with the first picture of your am-dram group, by the time I got to the end I was gasping for air. Loving them.

    Congratulations on a fantastic event.

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  13. Well done - what a brilliant way to raise money and have a lot of fun in the process!

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  14. Well done Gina and friends, it looks like you had a lot of fun too. loving the reason for the pink boxers. Jane x

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  15. What a wonderful thing to do Gina. Not only did the good cause benefit from your evening, but everyone who took part and all the guests. Wonderful!

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  16. HILARIOUS! I wish you'd have invited me, i would have a ball!!!!

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  17. What an amazing achievement - congratulations to all concerned. Loved the bar staff and Full Monty 'boys'. The only upsetting thing was that the dubious lady had better legs than mine!

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  18. Hence the pink underpants! Wow! What an amazing night for you all. Well done Gina and friends!

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  19. Well done Gina and company, looked like a briliant night and for a great cause too, round of applause for all concerned!

    And also can I have some toffee cheescake please!!

    (Really, how do you fit it all in?!?) x;0)

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  20. Looks like fun.

    Gloria has very fetching legs, but I'm not sure about her decolletage.

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  21. Fabulous work and it all looked so much fun! Well done. x

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  22. Fantastic! I giggled all the way through this posting and have to admit to scrolling down a little too fast when it came to the evenings final entertainment!!!! The pink boxers make sense now. Well done for raising a great amount of money for a fabulous charity!! xx Hope next years as bigger success!

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  23. Brilliant! Well done to you and your friends for raising such a lot of money, and putting on a really good night for all the ladeez!

    Might I suggest that next year the five men in your life get up on stage and put on a bit of a show? No?? Failing that then, please may I see a picture of the jungle wall? It sounds fab!

    :)

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  24. Hi Gina. This sounds absolutely FABULOUS!!! Wow .. what a wonderful thing to do! What fun!! xx

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  25. I am grinning from ear to ear after reading this post! What a wonderful night was had by all. So good to see the men get involved too.

    A big congratulations for all of your hard work!

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  26. P.S I think the ' woman' who was part of the evenings entertainment may have needed some electrolysis :)

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  27. Judging by the last photo not quite all was revealed..phew!

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  28. Wow Gina - that look like a fabulous night and well done raising such a great amount for such a good cause!!

    Glad we got to see the pink pants :-)

    xxx

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  29. What a fabulous way to spend an evening, it all looks so much fun and raising money too. Well done to all concerned, loved the 'strippers'...

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  30. Priceless! What fun you all had!

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