Michael Bublé gives £2k donation to city charity do
YOU know it's A Beautiful Day when Canadian singer Michael Bublé sends £2,000 to help your charity fundraiser in Gloucester.
But that is exactly what the crooner did when Amanda Wall wrote to him on the off-chance he might lend his support.
It is thought when Bublé heard look-alike tribute act William May was to perform his songs at the do he was only too happy to send some cash.
The gig at the Gloucester Irish Community Centre, in Horton Road, Wotton, pulled in £2,600 for Dementia UK thanks to a helping hand from the 38-year-old star.
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William, who last July met the legend he covers, said: "It was announced to everyone at the party that he had made the donation and my wife did say to me 'what if he turned up?'
"He didn't have to do that. He's obviously very kind-hearted.
"I went to one of his gigs and he came through the crowd. I said 'hi Mike' and gave him a pat on the back."
A surprise visit by Bublé himself was out of the question because he is currently on a long tour of the US to promote his latest album To Be Loved, which was released in April this year.
County councillor Pam Tracey (C, Westgate) said: "It is easy to think very little of some of these stars but what a wonderful thing to do. It was very kind of him.
"He must get lots of requests for support so it is lovely.
"As for our version of Michael Bublé, well he was brilliant. I wanted to get my ball gown on and kick my legs up.
"All credit to Amanda, she put on a brilliant night."
Amanda took on the challenge of running the cabaret evening after her own family struggle with the effects of dementia. When asked about Bublé's donation, she would only say: "We have had a donation from someone who is well known after I wrote them a letter.
"The event went well. What was nice was that we had some people from dementia care homes who came along and it was nice that they were able to enjoy it.
"As for our singer, he was a consummate professional. He went down really well."
Steve O'Connor, a spokesman for the Gloucester Irish Community Centre, said: "It was a great event and was very well-attended with about 150 people in the audience.
"The club has become a great place for these sorts of events."
The Gloucester Citizen contacted Michael Bublé's team but they did not respond.