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Stars in Your Eyes raises £14k

Cheque presentation to Manx Concert Brass and to Craig Heartstrong by the Manx Stars In Your Eyes 

James Proudfoot (Manx Stars), Paul Healey (Craigs Heartstrong), Scott Bradshaw (Manx Stars), Richard Skinner, Peter Smith (Manx Concert Brass), Paul Moran

Cheque presentation to Manx Concert Brass and to Craig Heartstrong by the Manx Stars In Your Eyes James Proudfoot (Manx Stars), Paul Healey (Craigs Heartstrong), Scott Bradshaw (Manx Stars), Richard Skinner, Peter Smith (Manx Concert Brass), Paul Moran

The Manx Stars in Your Eyes team raised £14,000 at November’s sell-out show at the Villa Marina – and cheques have been presented to two local charities.

The money raised has been split between two charities: Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation, to fund free heart screenings for people aged 14 to 35 to detect heart defects, and the Manx Youth Band and Manx Concert Brass, which continues to provide the island’s children with musical tuition.

This amount will take the grand total raised by Manx Stars in Their Eyes to just under £200,000 since the event began 2000.

For the first time the singers were backed by a full brass band instead of a backing CD.

The event was won by Jack Divers with his performance as Bobby Darin.

Pictured are, from left, organiser James Proudfoot, Paul Healey from Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation, organiser Scott Christian, Richard Skinner and Peter Smith from Manx Concert Brass and organsier Paul Moran.

 

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