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Legends celebrate 50 golden years of Maisie’s ‘Life in Cabaret’

Besi Besemar May 1, 2019

Friends and fellow entertainers gathered in Legends on Sunday, April 28 to celebrate the 50 Year Golden Jubilee of Maisie Trollette aka David Raven performing in cabaret.

LEGENDS was packed all afternoon and into the late evening, for this very special tribute to David Raven marking his outstanding contribution to fundraising for the LGBT+ and HIV communities in Brighton and Hove.

Artists appearing included: Miss Jason, Dave Lynn, Lola Lasagne, Davina Sparkle, Miss Pooh La May, Jae Alexander, Jill Nalder, Jason Prince (Miss Prince) J.P. Christian, Peter Stanford, Krissie Ducann, Jack Lynn and Josh Mills on keyboard.

Tony Chapman made a personal gift of £2,500 to David to thank him for all his fundraising work over the years for so many LGBT+ and HIV organisations and charities.

Money in the buckets came to £550 and will be donated to the Sussex Beacon.

Dan Austin and Jemela Quick, managers of Legends said: “We would like to thank all the artists for coming along to support Maisie, Alan Cardew for making sure everything went smoothly, the bar staff and Claire Fuller on sound. As always we’d like to especially thank all our customers who make these events happen, without their continued support none of our fundraising would be possible”

David Raven, added: “I want to thank everyone who came to perform and to Tony Chapman for his very generous gift. It was a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by so many friends both on the stage and in the room.”

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Photos by Creag Aaro