Mundesley Festival raises cash for heart hospital after manager’s major operation

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk

A seaside entertainment festival is ploughing this year's charity cash into a cause literally close to his heart.

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EVT 0516 - Credit: Archant

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk had an aortic valve replacement and a triple heart bypass operation three years ago.

Now as a thank you to Papworth Hospital which carried them out the festival is giving this year's proceeds to the heart specialist unit.

'They were good to me, so this is a way of saying thank you,' said Mr Kirk.

Last year the event raised about £700 for Help for Heroes.

Katy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield

Katy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield - Credit: Archant

The festival, now in its 32nd year, runs from August 2-7 with all events at the Coronation Hall, starting at 7.45pm.

The programme is:

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Sunday August 2 - Upper Octave, sound of the musicals

Monday August 3 - Jonathan Wyatt Big Band rat pack tribute

Olly Day and Nigel "Boy" Syer

Olly Day and Nigel "Boy" Syer - Credit: Archant

Tuesday August 4 - Perry Dennis and the Twylight Shadows, Cliff Richard tribute

Wednesday August 5 - A Swell Party, seven-piece jazz group

Thursday August 6 - Katy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield

Friday August 7 - Olly Day and Nigel 'Boy' Syer in If It's Laughter You're After.

Tickets are available on 01263 721189 or 07867 632998

The box office on the village's shoppers' car park is also open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm from June 15.

See more at www.mundesleyfestival.co.uk

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