Across The Waves was transported back in time on Saturday night when party-goers slipped on their Hollywood finest to raise money for the Umoja Orphanage in Kenya.

Almost 90 people attended the Vintage Hollywood Gala Dinner which organiser Cathy Booth said was a smashing success.

"It was just amazing," Mrs Booth said.

"It was a really fantastic night and everyone enjoyed themselves."

Mrs Booth said while the event was the first of its kind in the fundraising effort for the Kenyan orphanage, it wouldn't be the last.

"This was our first one but we're going to have one every year," she said.

"We raised $3500 which is just wonderful."

Mrs Booth said the guests were dressed up in their Hollywood best.

"Everyone was dressed up in their vintage costumes," she said.

"Everyone looked great and we had slappers and gangsters and Karen Ford who won the best dressed was dressed as Audrey Hepburn.

Mrs Booth said performers included cabaret singer Simone Nicole and local performers Matthew Barker, Peter Knight and the Electric Banana.

"All the entertainers donated their time for the cause," she said.

All of the profits from the evening will go towards building a children's village in Ukunda, Kenya. Visit face book.com/umojakenya.



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