George Michael Tribute Act Gives ‘Freedom’ to Dance at Rugby Club Party

Johnny Mack performing as George Michael gave everyone ‘Freedom’ to dance on Friday night at the Henley Rugby Club Christmas party.  He put on a great show singing George’s many other top hits including Last Christmas, Careless Whisper and Faith.

All guests were asked to provide a Covid pass or proof of a negative lateral flow test in line with government guidelines so that everyone could enjoy a safe party.  Dining at tables of 10, guests enjoyed a champagne reception followed by a three course meal plus cheese and biscuits with port.

Before the dancing started, there was an auction of items that included tickets to England vs Wales in next year’s Six Nations, a private plane trip, gin & flowers for a year and a champagne boat trip plus a raffle with some other great prizes.

David Rodger-Sharp Jewellers sponsored the event.  He said, “It was a fantastic evening, we were so proud to sponsor the night and all of our guests really enjoyed themselves. It’s a great cause and it was so nice to be able to relax and have a dance. It’s been a really challenging time and last year we didn’t get to enjoy a festive night out together so it was great to have the entire team together in good spirits. I’d like to thank Laurence Morris for all his efforts in organising the event.”

Chris Dixon, Chair of Henley Rugby Club said, “We were delighted to host our first Christmas Party at the Club in two years and it was a fantastic evening. Huge amount of thanks to our Dry Leas Fundraising Group team for putting on such a great event, and to everyone who attended. Particular thanks must go to our sponsor, David Rodger-Sharp Jewellers in Henley for their support.”

Guest, Grace Leo from the Relais Henley hotel said, “I was delighted to attend the Henley Rugby Club fundraising evening as a guest of David Rodger-Sharp. Thank you David for your generosity and commitment to this and other causes that you embrace. It was a fun and convivial event and it confirms what a true sense of community that Henley residents share in common.”