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Twist and Shout in Aid of Charity

Twist and Shout in Aid of Charity

What: Newcastle Fifties Rock 'n' Roll Club
Where: Toronto RSL Club
When: Saturday November 11, 2000

DANCERS will twist and shout the night away this Saturday night at Toronto RSL Club in a bid to raise about $1100 for the Newcastle chapter of the VARIETY CLUB OF AUSTRALIA. Rock 'n' roll revivalists OL'55 will entertain organisers of the event, members of NEWCASTLE FIFTIES ROCK 'N' ROLL CLUB, as well as members and guests of the RSL club.

Club president GARY MAGNAY said the six-year-old rock 'n' roll club planned to hold about three social dances for charity every 12 months.

'We used to give a cheque here there and everywhere,' he said.

'Now, instead of just handing over cheques willy nilly, we're going to hold a dance and let the charities collect money at the door.'

In the past, members of the rock 'n' roll club have donated blankets to the SALVATION ARMY WINTER APPEAL, cash for the NBN TELETHON and a Port Stephens barbecue shelter used by cancer patients.

Magnay said there were between 160 and 200 members of the rock 'n' roll club who meet every week at the Kahibah Bowling Club from 8pm.

'We teach rock 'n' roll dancing for the first hour, and then put on more music so members can practise what they've learned,' Magnay said.

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