October 3, 2022

By Sue Steel – EFRAR Organising Committee 2018

The Abnormals ‘Let’s Go Back in Time’ Show, incorporating the Brave Shave, raised an impressive 3,409TL for Tulips Help Those with Cancer.

The show, hosted by Miss Santa (Annette McKloskey) and Happy Elf (Mary Watson) was set in Santa’s Grotto at The Venue near Esentepe.

Playing to a packed house, a lot of famous people stopped by to wish the crowd a Merry Christmas.  There was Elvis Presley (Martin Ford), Madam Fayth (Martin Foster), Lenny John (Dave Lavender), Marilyn Monroe (Kate Bell) along with the HeeBee GeeBees, The SpiceShells, Leo Say-So and Stevie and Paul.

The ticket and raffle sales raised 1,290TL and there was also a significant amount of money collected in the Tulips’ box.  The Abnormals collect money at all their shows and EFRAR were presented with an almost full box which will raise even more money for Tulips. The 3 Brave Shaves, Paul Lee, Art Watson and Martin Foster which was a great success and really appreciated by the audience have, so far, through sponsorship and collections, raised 2,119TL.  This was dedicated to all those going through chemotherapy who have no choice but to lose their hair.

Art Watson – one of the Brave Shaves

Mary Watson, Chair of EFRAR 2018 commented: “Once again The Abnormals are raising money for Tulips and on this occasion for Ziyamet Special Needs School.  We are so grateful to them all for all they do.  The three Brave Shave participants warrant special mention as they have raised over 2,000TL for Tulips.  A great effort all round.”

The Christmas presents which were scattered around the Grotto have gone to Ziyamet Special Needs School, along with 1,800TL which has been collected by Susie Ford through her ongoing Quizzes.

Thanks must go to guest Abnormal Mark Matthews, Marilyn and Paul Lee for doing the raffle/monies and to the Venue and their staff and to all those who supported the event and gave so generously.

E.F.R.A.R. 2018 supporting Tulips
Raising money for TULIPS (Help Those With Cancer)

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