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Charity night is dedicated to Burnley soul fan
10:30am Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
A CHARITY night to be held in Burnley later this month is to be dedicated to a well-known soul fan and renowned dancer who died last month.
The Motown and Northern Soul night is the final fundraising event for last year’s Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley, David and Joan Heginbotham.
The evening will feature music legend Chris Farlowe, who sang the hits Out of Time and Handbags and Glad Rags in the 60s.
It will also be dedicated to Trevor Bradley, who died from cancer at the age of 64 on August 8.
Organiser Lionel Snowden, said: “The night is being dedicated to Trevor, a great soul dancer and an extremely popular and sadly-missed Burnley lad.
“In his day Trevor was a spectacular dancer.
“He used to dance regularly in the 60s on Sunday nights at Burnley Mecca after he had danced all night on Saturday at The Twisted Wheel in Manchester.
“One of Trevor`s favourite singers, who he talked about a lot after meeting him on many occasions was Chris Farlowe.
“So we’re delighted he’s is playing.”
Trevor worked for more than 20 years at Ferguson Engineering in Nelson.
He was the husband of Irene, 64 and father of Natalie, Jon, Scott, Paul and Daniel.
Mrs Bradley said: “It’s very touching that this event is being dedicated to him.
“Trevor would have loved it, he was passionate about music and dancing and to have people having fun in this way will be a fitting tribute.”
The night will be held at Burnley Football Club in the James Hargreaves Stand on Friday, September 28.
Wigan Casino DJ Russ Winstanley will also be playing.
Tickets are £25 and include three course meal. All proceeds will go to Pendleside Hospice.
Tickets can be obtained from the club on 01282 700008 or 01282 772488.