Arbroath Round Table held its first ever Ladies’ Night on Saturday raising around £1,000 for the town’s Relay for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The venue of Arbirlot Church hall was packed out as the 12 men of the Round Table entertained 86 women with an ‘80s themed party night.
Tickets sold out within two hours of the idea being put out the club’s Facebook page and all ladies bought their tickets without knowing what would happen or where they would be going and the excitement built with teasers over the space of eight weeks.
Chairman Jamie Buchan said: “On Saturday, the women were picked up by double decker party bus and whisked out to Arbirlot Church Hall which had been converted by Arbroath Tablers into an ‘80s party venue.
“Arbroath Tablers opened the show with a song and dance performance to The Weather Girls ‘It’s Raining Men’ and the women were on their feet in support for the routine which was put together over two lessons with JJ Christine of Dance Mania.
“The ‘80s classics were pumped out of the sound system by DJ Jivin’ Jim before Arbroath’s very own man of mystery, Michael Brandie performed some of his ‘Unforseen Circumstances’ show which had jaws dropping on the floor.
“The party cranked up a notch or three when the Sensational Miss Ally drag act took to the floor to sing a few numbers and by the end of the act the women were in excellent spirits.
“The headline act of the night was Edinburgh based band ‘Big Time’ who rocked the 80s numbers live and loud and there was no stopping the party or the cocktails from flowing.
“So much so that the ladies were reluctant to leave for the bus at the end of the night and thanks must be given to bus driver Colin Houston who gave up his time to take the party home.”
The final sum realised for Cancer Research is still to be confirmed but will likely be around £1,000.