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Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke a member of the club since January 2005 died Wednesday 10th 2007.  For those who didn't know Colin, he was the singer that would sing at the end of the evening, "Take your glasses to the bar".  Colin was a kind soul and will be sadly missed by us all.


Colin's funeral is to be held at Beckenham Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent.  30th January at 12pm and afterwards at :

Map from Multimap...


We are arranging for a memorial night of music, singing and boozing and generally over indulging for Colin.  All proceeds from the night will go to Colin's favourite charities.

Charity donations in memory of Colin

The British Heart Foundation
14 Fitzhardinge Street

Diabetes UK
Central Office
Macleod House
10 Parkway
Monkey World
Ape Rescue Centre
BH20 6HH


Colin Clarke
Charity Singers Night

Thursday 17th May 2007 was a great night with many talented singers and musicians present.   I think Colin would have been very pleased with the turn out for him.   Below is a letter from Jane Clark, Colin's wife giving details of the the money collected for Colin's favourite charities.


Hi Steve,

Thanks for the photos.  They're really good. (Ed. refers to Photos of Colin from 2006)
The donations on Thursday add up to £211.50.   I'll send those off ASAP and ask for receipts.
It was a great evening and I'm pleased I got to sing THAT song.  I won't be at the club next week as I'm having an operation on Wednesday and will be recovering.

Hope I'll be OK by the following Thursday.

Kind regards



Jane Clark receives confirmation of donations

Singers & musicians night thursday 28th June 2007, Jane Clark brought to the club two letters of conformation receipts from; The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.  All were invited to see the letters if they wished.


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