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Colourful fun in the sun for a good cause

Jane white ( Bass) , Olwen Roberts ( Baritone) Irene Smith ( Bass)'Blackpool Soundwaves
Jane white ( Bass) , Olwen Roberts ( Baritone) Irene Smith ( Bass)'Blackpool Soundwaves
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Despite the summer recently taking a turn for the worse weather-wise, the sun did come out to play for a special fundraising event.

The garden party took place at the home of Debbie Morris, a member of Blackpool Soundwaves.

Ena lumb and Debbie Morris with the poster of the Faxitron Machine that they were raising funds for 'Blackpool Soundwaves

Ena lumb and Debbie Morris with the poster of the Faxitron Machine that they were raising funds for 'Blackpool Soundwaves

The Soundwaves is an established, a capella barbershop singing group, which currently has a membership of 21.

The women from across Blackpool regularly get together to sing in four-part harmonies.

There was a special performance by the group at the Macmillan “hint of pink” party, which was being held to raise money for a piece of equipment to help diagnose cancer.

They were joined by Lytham and St Annes group, Shanty Crew.

Barbara Taylor, Daisy Harakis  (Barbara is in our lead section) Daisy is granddaughter

Barbara Taylor, Daisy Harakis (Barbara is in our lead section) Daisy is granddaughter

She invited friends and neighbours to join her at the event, which in total has raised £1,350, and close to 100 people attended.

Local businesses chipped in, contributing food and drink for the big day.

The event was held to raise funds for a Faxitron machine – a portable X-ray system used to image tissue specimens from biopsies taken from women with suspected breast cancer.

Lots of local businesses contributed with food and drink.

Linda Coakley (lead) Joyce Jones (lead)

Linda Coakley (lead) Joyce Jones (lead)

Vouchers were donated for hair and beauty treatments by several Blackpool salons.

Jane White, of Blackpool Soundwaves, said: “Debbie’s friends and neighbours enjoyed this event which was the second planned event of this kind in two years.

“Debbie was quick to tell us next year’s ‘hint of pink’ event will be bigger and even better, but how we will top this year, I don’t know – we will to wait and see. It was a great event and raised a really good amount for a very worthwhile cause.”

For more information about Blackpool Soundwaves, visit www.facebook.com/Harmonyblackpool