Rocking around the Christmas Tree – charity gig with the Skin and Blister Sisters

Rocking around the Christmas Tree – charity gig with the Skin and Blister Sisters

Christmas Pub Fundraiser – Rocking around the Christmas Tree with the Skin and Blister Sisters

A great night was had by all as The Skin & Blister Sisters (real sisters Avril Appleyard and Rosie Scott), along with 18 talented and diverse entertainers, helped us raise funds for Berkshire’s first children’s hospice – Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice at our Christmas Pub Fundraiser on Sunday 11 December.

The event open mic event raised over £1,700 and incorporated a magical Giving Tree – baubles on the tree could be purchased and then swapped for a whole range of over 100 luxurious gifts donated by local companies including hair styling, beauty treatments, champagne, perfume and much more. There was also a fun ‘American-style’ raffle where people could buy an arm’s length of raffle tickets (with many wearing these around their necks all night) with fabulous prizes on offer.



It was a wonderful run-up to the festive season with guests joining in with favourites such as Santa Baby and American Pie.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the performers who took part, as well as the companies who donated gifts for the raffle and Giving Tree and of course everyone who came out to support the evening. A special thanks goes to the wonderful Avril and Rosie who organised the event and helped made it a success.

Thanks to all the performers at the open mic night:

Skin and Blister Sisters
Tiny Tina Turner
Tony Bennett
William Timmons & Gael Nash
Russell & Paula Robertson
Damian Delahunty
Ginni Hogarth
Rich M’Crystal
Tomasz Nowak
Gary Roman Maillard
Jake Allen
Paul Hayman
Bobby Barnes
Carl Sampson
Jake Allen
Kelvin Taylor
John Seaman

It was a fun afternoon for a great local cause.

The singing sisters have also recorded a Christmas CD, and a percentage of the profits will be donated to the fundraising effort.