Roy wonder: Wisbech musician celebrates �20,000 fund-raising milestone with Christmas party

MUSICIAN Roy McManus swapped the keyboard for karaoke as he held a Christmas party for the volunteers who have helped him raise more than �20,000 for charity.

Roy, 61, who runs the Algethi Guest House, in Wisbech, has raised thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support over the last six years.

He has also raised money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, and North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech, by playing the keyboard at a host of venues across the Fens.

His team of helpers and singers celebrated the �20,000 fund-raising milestone with a party at The Case, Wisbech.

Roy said: “I wanted to thank everyone who has helped make this possible.

“This all started six years ago when someone mentioned I could play the keyboard. I never thought we would raise this much.

“It’s something I’m very proud of.”

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Roy thanked Dave Allington, Peter Scott, Jimi Stewart, Anne Proctor, Jeannie Mcspadden, Lilly Bailey, Paula Clements, Yvonne Allington and his wife Liz for their help.

The group has entertained at a series of sheltered housing schemes in Wisbech and perform annually at the town’s ex-servicemen’s club.

Roy, whose guest house is currently up for sale, is a much-respected former player and manager of Wisbech Town Football Club.

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