10:05 Wednesday 04 September 2013

Britney and Pavarotti ensure that Burton YMCA's charity tea party stays on song

Britney Spears and Pavarotti impersonators Colin Miller and Michaela Weeks helped make sure that a fund raising tea party held by Burton and District YMCA stayed on song.

 Pauline Hardwick, David Hardwick, David Mellor, Britney/Michaela Weeks, Jane Mellor, Pavarotti/Colin Miller, Caryl Laffey, Reverend John Pretty (Minister at St Margaret’s, Draycott in the Moors and St Peter’s, Forsbrook) and his wife Angela Pretty.
Pauline Hardwick, David Hardwick, David Mellor, Britney/Michaela Weeks, Jane Mellor, Pavarotti/Colin Miller, Caryl Laffey, Reverend John Pretty (Minister at St Margaret’s, Draycott in the Moors and St Peter’s, Forsbrook) and his wife Angela Pretty.

The event was held at the home of the charity’s chief executive Paul Laffey and was the idea of his wife, Caryl, who auctioned six tea party places as part of the organisation’s 125th anniversary celebration party last year.

The winning bidders for the event were David and Jane Mellor of Creswell, Draycott-in-the-Moors, Staffordshire, who gave a very generous £140 to attend the tea party, bringing along friends Pauline and David Hardwick, and the Reverend John Pretty of St Margaret’s, Draycott-in-the-Moors, along with his wife, Angela Pretty.

David Mellor said: “Burton YMCA do amazing work and my wife Jane and I were only too pleased to get involved in the bidding war for this great auction prize. We enjoyed the delicious tea party and didn’t even have to do any washing up!”

Caryl Laffey added: “I enjoy cooking and baking and came up with the idea of hosting a tea party for six as an auction prize. I thought it would raise about £30 and was absolutely staggered to see it fetch £140. I put some extra cream on the cakes for the Mellor family and their friends as a result of their generosity.”

Pavarotti impersonator Colin said: “Britney and I had a fabulous evening at the YMCA’s 125th Anniversary celebration last year and we thought we would give our time to come and serve the tea and cakes to these generous fundraisers.”

You can read a full interview with Pavarotti impersonator Colin Miller here.

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