Viva Las Peterborough! | Action Medical Research

Viva Las Peterborough!

7 March 2018

A bit of Las Vegas will be coming to Peterborough next month in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The second annual Las Vegas Cabaret Night will be held at The Holiday Inn West from 7pm on Friday, 27 April.

As well as welcome drinks, a three course meal, a fun Casino and live music from Peterborough’s own ‘Alice and the Mad Hatters’ there will also be a couple of guest stars.

The magician Paul Martin will once again be ‘wowing’ the guests with his amazing skills. Paul, who has entertained celebrities and royalty with his unique brand of comedy and interactive mindreading – will perform some of his favourite tricks.

And back by popular demand, Kev Orkian will be tickling the ivories in a way that only he knows how! Blending his off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano he has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.

“We are so lucky to have such a high calibre of entertainers coming back to help Action”, says event organiser Angela Hyde. “Both Paul and Kev have proved so popular with guests at previous Las Vegas Cabaret Nights that we had to have them back!”

“I’m so proud to Chair Action’s Peterborough Committee and have watched this event go from strength to strength. It’s a great opportunity to have some fun, be entertained and know that you won’t lose a penny at the tables!”

Becky O’Brien, a semi-finalist in the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent, will also be taking to the stage as will Elvis impersonator Pete Sands.

Tickets are on sale now and can be bought from the Action Medical Research website.

Individual tickets are £70 and tables of 10 are priced at £600, all raising funds for Action Medical Research.

The event is kindly sponsored by Boongate Kia and Green City Solutions.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.





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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For more than 65 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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