Elvis evening raises £1,500 for charity

Steve Caprice performed at Langlands Garden Centre.
Steve Caprice performed at Langlands Garden Centre.

Elvis impersonator Steve Caprice treated guests to hits by The King inside two giant decorated tepees at Langlands Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe.

The event, which was held on Sunday 7 February, was organised by the Pocklington and District Branch of the British Heart Foundation who would like to thank everyone who supported the evening.

The evening raised more than £1,500 for the heart charity that helps in the battle against coronary and circulatory conditions.

Food was provided by Langlands and the BHF committee along with a bar and a raffle.

The Ducker family, owners of Langlands, said: “We were delighted to host an event for the BHF, it’s a charity we really believe in and we welcome any opportunity to support such a deserving cause.”

The next events for the British Heart Foundation will be a quiz at Pocklington Football Club in April and a golf day at the Oaks Golf Club in June.

The committee recommend you check their Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of future activities.

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, claiming around 73,000 lives a year – that’s an average of 200 lives every day.

Money raised from events such as Wear it, Beat it are currently helping to support over 1,000 research projects into heart disease around the UK.