The Rotary Clubs of Carnforth, Lancaster Loyne and Lunesdale are hosting a charity dinner dance with entertainment performed by the Greater Manchester Police Swing Band at the Globe Arena, Morecambe on Saturday 19 March 2016. Enjoy an evening of live music with the Greater Manchester Police Big Band. Music from In The Mood to the White Cliffs of Dover and many more...

Tickets for the dinner dance cost £25 and can be pre-ordered from Linda Lambson Pre-booked tickets will be available for collection on the door. All proceeds will be split between Macmillan Cancer Care and Melanoma Research.

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life.

At Macmillan, they know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and are there to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk. Macmillan will help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.

Melanoma can be a serious disease in which cancer cells form in the skin. However, it does not always form in the skin. These are known as melanocytes (cells that colour the skin). Melanocytes make melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. They also form moles and it is known that having moles is a risk factor in melanoma. When caught early, most melanomas can be cured after fairly minor surgery. In 80-90% of cases, melanoma can be removed with no recurrence. However, it can be more serious than the other forms of skin cancer, because it may spread (metastasise) to other parts of the body, for example, liver, lungs, brain etc. Once melanoma has spread it can be very difficult to treat but a lot of research is being carried out into melanoma.

Greater Manchester Police Swing Band - Saturday 19 March 2016

The original Police Band was formed in Salford after the funeral of a police officer in 1877. Following the amalgamation with the City Of Manchester Police in 1968, and the subsequent creation of Greater Manchester Police in 1974, the band has grown into an acclaimed 40 strong Symphonic Wind Band, coupled with an outstanding Marching Band who undertake many high profile parades and public ceremonies.

Some nine years ago the highly successful Swing Band was formed playing music made famous by many of the great big bands including Glenn Miller and Count Basie.

The Swing Band now boasts four vocalists, George Pinnington, Chief Inspector Clara Williams, Sean Perkins, and  Jenny Hutchinson - Grimshaw, all of whom bring a variety of popular music to our many audiences. Music from Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra, Matt Munroe, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole and Bobby Darin all feature in their Big Band performances.

The Globe Arena, Morecambe