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Jazz supper event raises over £1.7k for Herriot Hospice ...

9th March, 2024.

The roof almost lifted off Thirsk and Sowerby Town hall on Saturday with the swing jazz of SJB (Scruton Jazz and Blues) and a sell-out audience, who joined in with well-known numbers including Minnie the Moocher.

The event had been organized by Susan Rogers, a member of the Rotary Club of Adventurers specifically to raise money for Herriot Hospice. Susan explained the background to the event:

“I’ve been a huge supporter of Herriot since joining Rotary and three years ago suggested a jazz supper event to which I’d bring my old jazz band from Buckinghamshire to play. Unfortunately we couldn’t agree on a date, so the project was mothballed.

Three years on though, I have a new local jazz band, so the event was resurrected and eventually happened, and I’m delighted that we raised just over one thousand seven hundred pounds for Herriot.

The other reason it was such a successful event was we had 3 Rotary clubs working together, and the Thirsk club in particular provided several volunteers to run the bar and raffle.

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