Chorley's Got Soul again

Chorley Mayor, Margaret Lees, with guests at the Chorley's Got Soul in aid of Mayoral charities Chorley Mencap, Home-Start Central Lancashire and Derian House
Chorley Mayor, Margaret Lees, with guests at the Chorley's Got Soul in aid of Mayoral charities Chorley Mencap, Home-Start Central Lancashire and Derian House
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Chorley Mayor Margaret Lees proved she had a lot of soul as she raised more than £2,000 during her annual Motown and Northern Soul night.


Guests danced the evening away at Chorley’s Got Soul at the town hall, with £2,604 raised for the Mayor’s Charity Fund: Chorley Mencap, Home-Start Central Lancashire and Derian House.
Coun Lees said: “When my husband Roy became Mayor in 2014 I suggested as a fund-raiser for his charities, I would organise an evening dancing to Motown.

Chorley Mayor, Margaret Lees, at the Chorley's Got Soul event

Chorley Mayor, Margaret Lees, at the Chorley's Got Soul event

“The first Chorley’s Got Soul was a huge success and subsequently three more were held for the two following Mayors. I continued to organise this event, each one with all the proceeds going to local charities.

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“This one was the 12th and it is so successful I now have a Chorley’s Got Soul Facebook Group which has over 300 members.
“People even come from as far as Cornwall.
“I am thrilled we raised so much. A total of £525 was raised for the raffle alone, which is the most ever raised.

“I thank everyone there for their generosity.

“I held a dance off competition, with Simona Woods and Grant Davey the winners.
“The Lancastrian is a fantastic venue and dancing the night away until 1am to Motown and Northern Soul is a perfect night out for all ages.”

DJs Paul K Wilkins and Patti Barrow

DJs Paul K Wilkins and Patti Barrow