Returning car park dance continues to boost charity

BIG SUCCESS: Melvyn Theobald (right) and car park dance organisers.
BIG SUCCESS: Melvyn Theobald (right) and car park dance organisers.

Memories of jiving the night away in the open air came flooding back to revellers as they revisited the 1960s during a charity dance.

And it was not just thoughts from the past that came pouring back but money, too, as the Sudbury event raised £2,380 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

On Monday, organisers of Sudbury’s car park dance, held last month at the Delphi Centre, handed over a cheque to the charity.

“We had more than 200 people attend and what is nice is that you see lots of faces you have not seen for a long time,” said Melvyn Theobald, one of the organisers.

“They all used to go to dances every Saturday.”

The event is inspired by the dances held at North Street car park in the early 1960s.

They returned four years ago and have raised funds for Help For Heroes, Each and Macmillan Cancer Support.

“The dance used to be run by the town council, but we have moved it indoors and it has been very successful,” said Mr Theobald.

“We have always raised more than £2,000 and have such a lot of support. It is great to see everyone rocking and rolling.”