Emerald Isle supports frontline workers

The Emerald Isle, La Florida, hosted a Soul & Motown daytime fundraiser to give support to the Local Police and frontline health workers. The event featured specialist DJs Ian and Jilly Brown, Mick Nottingham, John Mc’Millon, Terry Foster and Ricky Devine. Special guest was local ‘King of Soul’ singer Richie Alexander.
As with any event at the Emerald Isle the outside terrace was full of local residents ready to have fun in the sun, enjoy the music and raise money for a good cause. However, the weather had other ideas and the heavens opened. This was not just a scattered rain shower either; the thunder storm unleashed torrential rain for more than two hours.
Luckily, the entertainers and staff members leapt into action and saved the day with everything being moved into the Emerald Isle large function room. The weather did very little to dampen the spirits of the crowd and the event was soon back in full swing. The upbeat sound of Frank Wilson’s ‘Do I love you, indeed I do’ soon had everyone chair-dancing to adhere to social distancing guidelines. A few well-know soul and motown classics made the perfect warm-up act to everyone’s favourite Richie Alexander who did what he does best and provided top class entertainment. This was added to by specialist DJ sets that took the crowd back in time to the golden age of music.
The charity event was organised to show appreciation and gratitude to all of the local medical and emergency services staff for their tireless work during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. The event raised 418e which will be donated to local charities chosen by the emergency services.