LOCAL organisations are banding together at the end of summer to help raise funds for local charity, Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support, with an evening of jazz and curry.
The event will be held on Friday, September 6 in Uplyme Village Hall, with music from La Vie en Rose, who were a firm favourite with audiences during the Jazz Jurassica festival in Lyme Regis earlier this year.
Jazz Jurassica is helping to co-ordinate the event and said it will bring together “great jazz and great food in aid of a great cause for a really great Friday night out”.
La Vie en Rose play the kind of gypsy jazz and hot swing organisers say will get toes tapping and pulses racing.
Julie Sheppard from Jazz Jurassica said: “With their hot fiddles and slaptastic bass, La Vie en Rose never fail to deliver a truly pulsating, uplifting performance. They’re a classy act and enormous fun.”
Khushi Kitchen, based in Kilmington, is providing a curry supper based on authentic Indian recipes using locally sourced ingredients. This local business has a well-deserved reputation for high quality and delicious homemade food.
Lyme Regis Brewery will be running the bar. The brewery is making a name for itself in the Lyme Regis area for its innovative craft beers and its revitalising presence at Town Mill with its welcoming Tap Room and programme of events.
For Julie, this event has special significance.
“I lost both my parents to cancer and several close friends. So, whether you’re affected by cancer personally or through friends and family we want you to know that you’re not alone and there’s support available locally,” she commented.
“This event’s organised by local people for the benefit of locals.”
The founder of Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support, Mary Kahn, added: “We’ve been running for nearly a year and have been overwhelmed by the support from the local community.
“The funds we raise from the evening will go towards offering local people local support so they don’t have to travel far to get the help they need – whether that’s advice, therapies, practical help or just someone to talk to. We’re able to support anyone affected with any cancer.
“We hope people will come and support the evening.”
Tickets for the fundraising event, costing £25 including supper, must be bought in advance from thelittleboxoffice.com/jazzjurassica or call 01297 442138.
Parking available. All proceeds will go to Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support.
For more information on the work of the charity, visit the website axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk/