FOLLOWING ON from last year’s magnificent fundraising effort, the cast and crew of the Benidorm TV series outshone themselves at last week’s karaoke event.
The charity fundraising night, now in its third year, has been a firm favourite on the ex-pat calendar, eagerly awaited by fans of the ITV prime time series.
This year’s event proved no exception, with a full house packing the UK Cabaret club venue for last Friday’s performance.
Many of the cast favourites showed up to perform including Jake Canuso, Tim Healey, Sherrie Hewson and of course, the ‘karaoke King’ and host for the evening , series creator Derren Litten.
All proceeds from the event were handed over to Busy Bees, which is a local charity directly supporting vulnerable women and underprivileged children at residential homes in the nearby area.
Wayne Bellamy-Wright founder of the charity, was delighted to announce that early counting figures for the money collected on the night was close to 11,000 euros, more than the figure raised last year.
The funds were raised by tickets sold and from buckets passed around, plus proceeds from an auction of memorabilia from the TV show.
Speaking after receiving news of the funds raised by the evening, Wayne said: “Well what fantastic news I have, after speaking with Derren Litten, the main man from Benidorm who had spent all morning counting buckets we have a grand total of 11,085.12 euros raised at the cast karoake here in Benidorm .” said a delighted Wayne.
“Not only am I grateful for you putting on this great event , but you did all the organising and counting and everything which took so much stress off me who is always a busy bee, thank you to all cast members and everyone that attended the event” he continued.
“Three cheers to Derren, Simon and all at Tiger Aspects, thank you.”
One hundred percent of the money handed over to Busy Bees will go directly towards making life easier for the many babies, children, and women escaping violent relationships living in residential homes in the Benidorm area.