Oompah night raises funds for hospice

An Oompa night held at the Goyt Inn in Whaley Bridge has raised �250 for Blythe House Hospice. Photo contributed.

An Oompa night held at the Goyt Inn in Whaley Bridge has raised �250 for Blythe House Hospice. Photo contributed.

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For one night only customers at The Goyt Inn in Whaley Bridge were transported to Germany by the sounds of Bavarian Oompah band The Schunklers in aid of Blythe House Hospice.

Various players from local bands joined together to perform some Bavarian classics, with customers being encouraged to join in and sing along - in German. The players even dressed in traditional lederhosen and hats, and the night was a huge success, raising £250 for the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice.

Tony Gunner, joint organiser and landlord, said: “The pub was alive, there was a great atmosphere and my only problem now is how to top it!”

And Gareth Steele, player and event co-ordinator, added: “We wanted to bring something different to Whaley and do our bit to support a local charity that helps local people.”

The pair are currently organising a carol singing event to be held in the Goyt Inn later this year following the success of last year’s.

The hospice would like to thank Tony and Gareth for organising and running the event, the players on the night, Marcus Jones who fronted the band, The Goyt Inn for hosting the event, and everyone who came and generously donated on the night.