Top Elvis star Paul Larcombe got audiences shaking in a fundraising concert in Nantwich.

Pure Presley, one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the UK, performed the King’s iconic hits at Willaston Social Club.

He was helping to raise more than £2,600 for the One in Eleven Appeal to open a new neo-natal unit at Leighton Hospital.

The event was organised by Willaston Rose Queen Amy Smallman, 10, and her attendants Lucy Ann and Eloise.

During her reign Amy chose to support the One in Eleven Appeal, by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

Their on-going efforts will allow the hospital to buy equipment for the new unit when it is completed.

Amy’s mum Donna Smallman said: “The event was a wonderful success and we would like to thank everyone who attended and donated generously and also Mick and everyone at Willaston Social Club for selling tickets on our behalf.

“The girls worked so hard to organise the concert and they sold raffle tickets, collected donations and auctioned an Elvis figurine which fetched £38.”

Paul is the first Elvis tribute act in the UK to be officially endorsed by Graceland, Memphis.

As well as getting the crowd rocking, he was able to reinforce the message behind the concert and even included the girls in his performance, teaching them a few backing singer moves.

Donations came from Terry Clarke who donated £250 on behalf of Frazer Nash NDT, Nancy Torr who donated £50 and also Cheshire Police’s Crewe and Congleton Crime Unit which donated £1,100.

Laura Bailey, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity fundraising manager, said: “The girls have done an amazing job throughout the appeal and we will now be able to purchase this equipment to further enhance our new neonatal unit.”

(Pic: Paul Larcombe with Amy Smallman (centre) and her attendants)

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