Special tribute paid to Sir Jimmy at ’60s reunion night

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The third charity 60s Reunion Party held at Scarborough Rugby Club earlier this month raised a total of £727 to be shared between a number of good causes.

Charities which will benefit from the evening are St Catherine’s Hospice, Scope, Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre and Debra.

Organisers Kay Haw and Jacqueline Hick said: “We would like to thank all those who attended and supported the charities and we would like to give special thanks to The Pip Garbutt Band who gave their services free, DJ Dave Marshall, Phil Cook and all those who helped decorate the venue and Rod Emms at Record Revivals for his help in selling tickets.”

There was an added poignancy at this year’s event as it was the first to be held since the death of Sir Jimmy Savile last October.

The Jimmy Savile memorial banner took pride of place on the evening as Sir Jimmy had been a special guest at the two previous events,

He had attended with his friend Malcolm Stephenson, who opened one of Scarborough’s longest-running and best-known discotheques – Scene One – and Scene Two.

Mr Stephenson has also been a supporter of the annual reunion, providing a number of photographs from the era for display.

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