As I finsihed last Friday meeting shop keepers in Redrtuh, I stumbled across Father Peter Fellowes - the inspiration behind Searchlight, a fabulous voluntary group linked to the church which provides activities for local children in Redruth. Some of the Searchlight team were putting together a disco dancing performance at a Variety Show event at the Penventon Hotel and they were meeting early at the Regal Cinema.
The event is in aid of the Handstand Appeal - a local charity set up to help baby Marshall, a local boy who lost both his hands and his legs after being struck by a particulalry severe strain of meningitis.
Katy and I decided to go along. There was an incredible turnout - probably over 250 people. Father Peter was the compere for the night and the other performances ranged from Mark Kaczmarek doing a stand up routine to the Charity Singers local male voice choir, the bell ringers from St Euny Church several dance groups and a finale provided by Redruth Town Band.
We ended up bidding (successfully) on a child's bike which has been riding around in the car with me for the past two days!