The Sacred Heart Dad’s or as they’re now known ‘H.O.T Stuff’ performed a high-energy set on Day 13 of Henley’s Living Advent Calendar. Night 13 was partnered by none other than Richard Rodway’s The Head Partnership solicitors, who were supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The band kicked off the evening and celebrated their new name by performing “Hot Stuff” and followed with “Sit Down”. The crowd was in great spirits and danced away in the cold. H.O.T Stuff did a tribute to Dolly Parton with “9 to 5” and got everyone smiling with “The Combine Harvester”.
As it’s nearly Christmas, the band treated everyone to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and were cheered on for an encore, they obliged and sang “Love Is in the Air” to huge applause.
H.O.T Stuff members: Matt Richardson, Bill Pollard, Darryl Grant, and David Robinson loved their performance. Lead singer Matt said, “That was really good fun. We are fathers of children at Sacred Heart School and Dave and I have played in bands before so it was great to play all together. We did a fundraiser for the school and did the Harpseden Village Fete and Richard Rodway saw us doing ‘The Combine Harvester’ and asked us to play it tonight. Our set list was perfect for families and to get everyone dancing.”
The night’s charity – Ronald McDonald House Charities are working towards giving more families the comfort of free ‘home away from home’ accommodation when their children are in hospital.
Caroline Sinclair, Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House Charities is aiming to raise £1,000,000 for the John Radcliffe Hospital. Speaking after the event she said, “We aim to look after parents and families of sick children every night of the year. We are still raising as much money as we can so we can be there for a thousand families every year who can have somewhere free to stay when their child is in hospital.”
The evening ended with guests tucking into mulled wine, cakes and prize-hunting in the raffle. Henley Living Advent Calendar organiser Richard Rodway would like to extend his gratitude to The Head Partnership and Ronald McDonald House Charities for all their help towards a fantastic evening.