BROUGHTON WINGS SOUL CLUB
I have left this posting until now as I thought there may have been a slim chance of having a slight reprieve, but I lost the fight and I am afraid COVID won.
This month of December would have seen our now famous Charity Night Special and Soul For Santa.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that Broughton Wings Soul Club will no longer be able to go ahead at the Sports and Social Club. Many of us knew that the club would have to close at the end of 2020 and a new club was being built. The new club is due to be completed sometime during January/February. When completed I have been asked to look at the new club and see if it would be suitable as a venue. I must be honest and say at this stage I don’t really know as the design concept is very different to the existing club. We will just have to wait and see.
It should have been the 20th Anniversary back in June and again because of the situation like all soul venues this could not go ahead.
Running consistently for 20 Years is something to be extremely proud of. So, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge heartfelt thanks to the following,
To everyone who has given their support to put Broughton on the Soul Map. To the bar staff who kept the flow of drinks going all night. To all the Guest DJs over the last 20 years who have entertained everyone. So many to mention, but special thanks go out to Chico who we all miss so much.
To everyone who dug deep in their pockets and helped to raise just over £20,000 for the charity nights I arranged. Benefiting the likes of Breast Cancer Trust, Dementia UK, The Homeless Society Smiles For Miles Children’s Charity and so many, many more.
To everyone, who’s unbelievable generosity in donating toys for our Christmas Soul For Santa which went at Christmas to the sick children at Hope House Hospice and Wrexham and Chester Children’s Wards.
To Steve Thomas for running the Up, Up And Away Broughton Website.
Finally, to two people. My great friend of 50 years. Soul Sam whose enthusiasm, knowledge, and his ability to entertain everyone, no matter what soul music you like. To my wife Sue who has helped in so many, many ways, a personal thank you.
I know I have gone on a bit, but it had to be said. We all love soul music but staying safe and healthy in this current climate and these uncertain times is far more important.
Have the best Christmas you can possibly have and here is hoping for a better 2021 for all.
I hope to be spinning those pieces of plastic somewhere at some point in the future.
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