Beeston British Legion Cabaret Club plays host to packed charity fundraising night

Part of the Beeston entertainment fraternity joined forces earlier in the month and offered their services for free in a fabulous night of thoroughly entertaining cabaret.

The event, staged by Beeston Cabaret Club at The Royal British Legion Club, was in support of the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, a charity very close to the heart of local mother, Nicola Daykin.

Nicola’s son, Cole, has the very rare condition known, in short, as TSC. It’s a generic condition that can lead to growths in various organs of the body, such as the brain, heart, eyes and kidney.

Four-year-old Cole, from Bramcote, was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a form of epilepsy, caused by TSC when he was just seven months old. He had been having the attacks for three months before doctors were able to diagnose him.

Part of the aim of the TSA is to raise awareness about the condition and help health care professionals to recognise it.

After Nicola had a chance meeting with Beeston Cabaret Club’s Dave Clifford, the pair started putting the plans together for the evening, with the aim of helping to raise money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association.

A four-act bill was put together and, with the help of staff at Wilko’s, local businesses were approached to donate prizes for, what turned out to be, a very impressive raffle.

Nicola told the Local News: “I can’t thank Dave, the Beeston Royal British Legion and everyone else involved enough for what they have done.

“It was a fantastic night, the acts were excellent and the turnout brilliant. As well as raising much-needed funds for the charity, hopefully the evening will also go some way towards raising awareness of the condition.”

You can find out more about the TSA at

Information about future events at Beeston Cabaret Club can be found at and details of  The Royal British Legion Beeston, can be found at

By Jason Benson at Nottingham Local News

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