Elvis tribute rocks up £1,000 for shop

Sleaford Lionesses present ?1,000 to the Cancer Research UK shop in town. Anne Brown, the new shop manager is pictured with Tracy Arnold, Lionesses president, watched by previous shop manager Marjorie Johnson and other volunteers and Lionesses. EMN-160505-112217001
Sleaford Lionesses present ?1,000 to the Cancer Research UK shop in town. Anne Brown, the new shop manager is pictured with Tracy Arnold, Lionesses president, watched by previous shop manager Marjorie Johnson and other volunteers and Lionesses. EMN-160505-112217001

Local charities have benefitted from a night with The King of rock ‘n’ roll.

Sleaford and District Lioness Club held An Evening with Elvis tribute act night at Folkingham Village Hall in March and raised £1,300 for Cancer Research UK and other local charities.

President of the Lionesses, Tracy Arnold, has just visited Sleaford’s Cancer Research UK shop to present a cheque for £1,000 to the new manager, Anne Brown, who has recently taken over from Marjorie Johnson after many years, who will be continuing as a volunteer.

The Lionesses were given a tour of the shop to explain the work of the volunteers.

Mrs Arnold said: “We had up to 80 people at the Elvis night, which was really good.”

Mrs Brown thanked the group on behalf of her charity and said: “I am extremely grateful, it is an amazing donation.”