Party night plans to keep community hall alive

Cockerham Village Hall
Cockerham Village Hall
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A string of parties are being held to help rejuvenate a village’s parish hall.

And popular Lytham band Repeater will be the main event at the fundraiser in Cockerham later this year with organiser Debbie Brindle saying she she hopes they may become a regular thing.

“We want to do this more often and this could be the start of it,” she said. “At the very least I can see us doing an event at least four times a year in line with the four seasons but ideally we could do more than that with smaller things in between.”

Debbie says, the hall on Main Street, is in need of funds and with these type of events she hopes to raise enough money to keep the building going.

“We want to attract people from all over and make it a popular event so we’re hoping the first one will be a success. I think we’ve got off to a good start by getting Repeater because they’re a really popular band in the Blackpool area.”

The rock ‘n’ roll band perform a collection of songs from the 50s and 60s including the likes of Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Performing all over Lancashire, the band claim to put on a show to “have you dancing right until the last song”.

The village hall will also be opening its bar with a range of ales, beers, spirits and soft drinks and Debbie doesn’t want to over complicate things.

She said: “We just want to keep it really simple. The bar will be open and the band will be putting on a really good show and I think that’s all you need to put on a great party.

“If this goes well, we might look at doing food or snacks for future events but for now we just want to see how it goes.”

The hall has set up an event committee, of which Debbie is part of, and it hopes to put the hall in a financial stable position.

“We’re raising money for the parish hall to keep it going,” Debbie said. “That’s why we want to put on more than one and the more money we raise the better the events will be.”

The event takes place on Saturday, June 4 and for more details call the hall on 01524 791650.