Friends of St Cross gather to pay tribute to Julie

Rugby Mayor Cllr Sally Bragg at the Friends concert.
Rugby Mayor Cllr Sally Bragg at the Friends concert.

A tribute to Julie Gordon, one of the stalwarts of the Friends of St Cross who died recently, raised more than £2,000 for the charity.

The occasion, which Julie had helped plan, was a concert given by local singers Cavatina and featured songs from shows including Anything Goes, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, Showboat and the Sound of Music.

Cavatina and the Friends fundraising team.

Cavatina and the Friends fundraising team.

Julie had been a professional dancer who set up and run the Poynton Dance Studio and also choreographed demonstration dances at several of the Friends’ fundraising events. Two numbers were dedicated to and featured videos from 2006 which amused many of Julie’s former pupils who came to pay tribute to her.

Friends chairman Willy Goldschmidt, said: “This was a wonderfully fitting tribute to Julie. The charity is indebted to her, the fundraising team and all the volunteers who help us make a real difference for the patients who use St Cross and the local community and mental health services.”

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