On a warm August afternoon, the ladies of the ïSparklers’ group visited Heathlands Village to present The Fed with a donation of £700.
Founded in the late 70’s by the former ïMerry Wives of WIZO’, began performing shows of music and comedy, as a strong 20 troupe. æTheir first show, performed on a Bonfire Night at Levi House on Bury Old Road, led to them being known forever more as ïThe Sparklers’!
Over past the 40 years their numbers have depleted but – with their long-time pianist Brian Calvert – they have performed for the BBC and Children In Need and supported numerous Jewish and non-Jewish charities annually, both in the UK and abroad.
“It was a unanimous decision. In supporting the incredible work of The Fed, we are serving ourselves; we are serving our community and serving a wonderful resource.”
After presenting their cheque, the group shared afternoon tea with a number of Heathlands Village residents, before closing their appearance with a rendition of their signature song – Eric and Ernie’s, ïBring Me Sunshine’.
Whilst visiting Heathlands ladies were given a tour of the site by CEO Mark Cunningham, and were dazzled by the beautiful, multi-sensory Seaside Garden. æMembers of the group commented that the garden was simplyæ “..the most wonderful place imaginable. The whole area is like the most superb hotel.”