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Hindmarch; only two weeks earlier, Peter had volunteered his services to MD Andrew Oliver, who cleverly made space to include a poignant song – entitled Afghanistan (We live for them) ­ for which Peter had written the lyrics. After a stunning moment of silence, more thunderous applause! A change of tempo was introduced as dynamic Paphos­based singer, Kaela Santosh immediately moved the audience into action with a giant Mexican wave around the theatre. Soon, with pop classics like Dancing in the Street; everyone was on their feet and, before the first half came to a close, Kaela had a massive conga line snaking round the stage. She was then joined by Tina Chester and Martin Rhodes for Going Home ­ a touching lyric set to Dvorak's Largo from the 9th symphony: From The New World In the interval, the Blevins Franks Champagne Draw for a magnum of fizz was well received; also the paintings auction and the Prize Draw. For the second set, the new­look Abba Dabba Do – also based in Paphos ­ entertained with songs from their new show; original partners Bonnie, John and Andrew have been joined by Jo Allsop who brings a real all­round ability to the role of Frida . The audience showed their appreciation by flocking onto the stage to dance and join in the final Abba classic: Thank you for the Music. ‘It was a truly inspiring and enjoyable evening’ commented one member of the audience after the last strains of the final number – Land of Hope and Glory, a hugely difficult song delivered impeccably by Tina Chester – had resounded through the amphitheatre. This was a wonderful finale to the dream which organiser June Ainsworth has long held – a successful fundraiser for the charity nearest to her heart: Help for Heroes. The event made over €6000 for the charity. Later Daryl confirmed in an interview with the national paper Cyprus Daily: ‘We are new to sponsorship of this kind but, as a former Australian Airforce officer – I was tactical co­ordinator on P3 Orions ­ I have empathy with the military service personnel whom this charity supports. We are proud to be involved.’

Daryl wiith June Ainsworth

Paphos Digest September 2013  

September issue - Monthly digest from Fitzgerald Marketing, Paphos, Cyprus. Specialist's in property in the Paphos region of Cyprus. More th...

Paphos Digest September 2013  

September issue - Monthly digest from Fitzgerald Marketing, Paphos, Cyprus. Specialist's in property in the Paphos region of Cyprus. More th...

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