A charity event, that saw Bridlington’s Marine Bar staff dressing up as singing stars, has raised hundreds for the Special Stars charity.
After an idea of a themed staff Christmas party night, it was decided to turn the evening into a charity event involving all the Marine Bar managers, front of house staff and chefs.
General manager Paul Bennett said: “They certainly entertained us all judging by the feedback. I must say aspecial thank you to Dave Robinson who kindly donated his music equipment for the night and happily presented the singers to a jam-packed audience.”
Staff dressed up as pop idols such as Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Lee Marvin and Doris Dayand sang and entertained the packed audience.
The Special Stars Charity which was founded in October 2012 by Natalie Barnes. Natalie has two sons who both have Autism. She was frustrated at the lack of appropriate provisions for them, so set up a playgroup for children with special needs.
In October 2019 the Bridlington Round Table donated a special pram to Thomas, who is 4-years-old, and had recently been diagnosed as severely Autistic.He is also non-verbal and suffers from incontinence and sensory processing disorder. The buggy was desperately needed for getting around easily for the family.