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Gravesend resident organises Vegas cabaret night to support British Heart Foundation

PUBLISHED: 09:27 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 30 August 2018

Sam’s condition has required ongoing treatment since birth and he is currently waiting for a heart and lung transplant. Picture: Philippa Dunstan

Sam’s condition has required ongoing treatment since birth and he is currently waiting for a heart and lung transplant. Picture: Philippa Dunstan

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Gravesend resident Philippa Dunstan is organising a Vegas cabaret and casino night in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Anyone who has a heart will take place at The Woodville on September 22. Picture: Philippa DunstanAnyone who has a heart will take place at The Woodville on September 22. Picture: Philippa Dunstan

Anyone who has a heart will take place at The Woodville on September 22.

Philippa’s husband Sam was born with a heart condition and was one of the first babies in the 1970s to undergo open heart surgery.

Sam’s condition has required ongoing treatment since birth and he is currently waiting for a heart and lung transplant.

“I wanted to organise this event because the BHF is a charity that my whole family is extremely passioinate about,” said Philippa.

“The research for new surgical procedures and drugs enabled through their fundraising saves so many lives.

“Were it not for the BHF Sam would not have made it to 46.

“We desperately hope new treatments are discovered for Sam and so many other people that are waiting for transplants and suffering from heart disease.”

Anyone who has a Heart Does Vegas will be an evening filled with entertainment.

Guests will mingle with Vegas show girls, be entertained by a walking magician and enjoy a Vegas Cocktail before the entertainment begins.

The evening will include a two course diner style meal and top cabaret entertainment.

Stars of the show include Olivier award winning actress and singer Leanne Jones along with jazz singer Stephen Porter and well known Elvis impressionist, Bal Johal.

The evening will be hosted by well-known actor and Woodville Panto favourite Ant Payne, who said: “I’m really excited to be supporting the BHF and hosting this event at one of my favourite theatres.

“It’s going to be a great night with loads of special guests, surprises and prizes too.”

Philippa added: “This isn’t about helping Sam alone, it’s about raising money for research which has kept him and so many others alive.

“Sam is an amazing husband and loving father to our children. He is so passionate about helping others and even when he is having a bad day and struggling to get about he is always positive and will tell everyone he’s alright, and he’s doing well.”

Tickets are £50 each and booking is available at www.woodville.co.uk or by calling 08442 439480.

Email Anyonewhohasaheart@outlook.com for further enquiries.

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