Photo gallery: The day Elton John, Roy Orbison and the Spice Girls entertained at Cromer’s Royal British Legion Halsey House care home
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Stars and smiles filled the room at a Cromer care home's charity talent show.
Two hours of fun and fundraising saw the audience at the Royal British Legion's Halsey House enjoy performances from Roy Orbison, Gene Kelly and Kiki Dee and Elton John - or at least people pretending to be them.
But it was a gaggle of Spice Girls, made up of staff and supporters, who stole and won the show.
The Spicettes' choreographed routine to Stop featured Julie Fields as Posh, Sue Wiseman as Scary, Louise Jackson as Sporty, Tina Gray as Baby and event compere Keith Broom as a dragged up Ginger.
Other routines included:
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home residents Cecil Davey and Ray Wibberley doing poems, jokes and a song.
the Danbury dementia unit singing a How Much is That Doggy in the Window number involving real life and stuffed dogs.
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My Boy Lollipop sung by the Haleyettes Sarah Yarham, Denise Goodson, and Gwen Johnston.
gardener Eric Grand donned shades and wig for two Roy Orbison songs
handyman Mark Bonello did an umbrella-twirling Gene Kelly Singing in the Rain dance routine, and sung Bon Jovi's Always rock ballad
volunteer Dawne Billman did a poem praising the care at the home.
Julie Fields and Tina Gray were Kiki Dee and Elton John for Don't Go Breaking My Heart
husband and wife staff members Elsa Sequeira and Ferdi Reis performed a Brazilian Capoeira musical martial arts session,
and Sammi Gray sang Coldplay's Yellow.
Matron manager Sally Mills praised everyone who took part and organised the event in aid of the home, which currently has 86 residents.
She said head of activities Tina Gray came up with the idea, and staff and residents stepped forward with acts.
It raised £400 for the home's amenities fund which needs £20,000 a year to take residents on weekly outings, and to run and maintain its bus.
Compere Mr Broom said afterwards that it was planned to hold another similar event next year, and even possibly and pantomime, adding: 'We've been bitten by the bug.'