If you were by Ashburton Road on the evening of Thursday 18th July, you were probably shocked and confused by the gentleman performing inside and outside of Vujons, an Indian restaurant, dressed in his many costumes. But don't you worry; the leopard print dress he was wearing was in aid of a good cause.
Vujons hosted an amazing event in order to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity with an evening of amazing food, hilarious entertainment from Paul Weaver, as well as human bingo. Roughly 40 people attended that evening, and for many of the guests, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is a cause that is close to their hearts. This particular evening was organised with Keith Stanley in mind; who lost his fight with cancer on 25th July 2012. Keith Stanley touched the lives of everyone he met, and was a giving, loving man who worked with the Croydon Hearing Resource Centre, fighting alongside his team to help those with impaired hearing in the borough of Croydon as well as founding the ladies league of darts. He was also a man who lived for his family, as a husband, father, nandad, and a great granddad; he was a man who could not do enough to help. He was also a regular at the Vujons restaurant, making it a perfect venue to host the event.
Keith Stanley was also a man who surrounded his life with fun and laughter, which was reflected in the entertainment that night. Paul Weaver's comedic performance included himself as Tom Jones, Elvis Presley and to everybody's surprise, especially the cars driving past, Tina Turner. His act also included a lot of audience interaction, whether or not the audience member wanted to or not, serenading the ladies of the audience and even getting many people up and dancing.
The evening was not just a great night, it was also a success as it was able to raise over £700, which is also to be matched by Barclays bank, meaning the because of this one night of fun, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity will be given over £1000 to help people like Keith Stanley.