International Elvis artist and local icon Mark Clay was at Staffordshire University recently to present the Alzheimer’s Society with a cheque for £1300 on behalf of the University.
Mark kicked off the proceedings with an exclusive performance to a select crowd within the University’s TV Centre. He then handed over the cheque to Alzheimer’s Society representative, Ray Nash, to finish off the very rock and roll lunch break.
The £1300 was raised during the University’s last Elvis for Alzheimer’s event, an annual fundraising evening where Mark and the University join forces to raise money for the partner charity.
Mark performed two sets during the evening, the first based around Elvis’ early career, followed by a costume change before rocking his way through the Vegas years. He said: “It is my pleasure to do these evenings as it is for a fantastic cause and I am always happy to come back to the University to raise the charity’s profile with the cheque presentation.”
Ray Nash, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for the West Midlands, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic effort and it is great to have the continued support of Staffordshire University and Mark. Not only is it great to have this support for the society, it is also brilliant that everybody had such a good time in the process!”
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