Timaru's Savage Club raises hundreds of dollars for Heart Foundation
A sell-out crowd supported an ensemble of performers who raised hundreds of dollars for a worthy cause on Sunday.
Performers in groups and solo acts entertained and enthralled by 180 people who attended the Timaru Savage Club Variety Concert.
Club members were well-used to regular performances but this was the club's only public concert of the year.
"This is what we do through out the year - entertain each other," club secretary Janette Clarke said as members prepared to take the stage.
The 21st annual show went on to raise more than $500 for Timaru's Heart Foundation.
Throughout the afternoon, the stage became home to about 50 of the club's members. Between them, they presented 16 items to the crowd.
Piano duets, a singing group, and ukulele players made way for sketches, bands and other groups.
Guitar player Kevin Moore joined the club about a year ago. He loved all types of music and was keen to perform.
He was ready for a busy, entertaining afternoon: he and band MLC (Mid-Life Crisis) had three songs on their list, and he had a couple of solos.
Member Beth Strathern was part of the Savage Club Song Group and the club's ukulele group, The Seaside Strummers.
"I like music, and I like the people with a common interest," Strathern said ahead of taking the stage.
"We have all sorts of sketchs, poetry and whatever people can do."
The club always held a fundraiser in August each year, and always made a donation from the proceeds from ticket sales to a local charity, Clarke said.
"We do get great support from the people, which we're very grateful for," she said.
"They're all are own members, no imports," she said.