A SHOW that was put together in memory of a much loved entertainer raised a total of £1,209.35 for two charities.

Money raised from Harold Cordell's Memorial Show at Weymouth Pavilion was split equally between the Weymouth Alzheimer's support group and the Rex Cinema at Wareham.

Harold's son Brian Crump said: "Dad attended the Weymouth Alzeimer's support group and enjoyed the activities, particularly the singing. He also went to the dementia friendly screenings at the Rex Cinema in Wareham every month, watching such classics as Funny Face starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, Singin' In the Rain, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Paint Your Wagon, Calamity Jane, Goldfinger, Top Hat and The Italian Job.

"Attending the support group and going to the Rex Cinema made such a difference during Harold's final year that we wanted to help the charities and also try and raise awareness of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia."

The chairman of the British Music Hall Society, Adam Borzone and the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Councillor Gill Taylor attended the show. Also in the show were The Weymouth School of Ballet, The Decadettes, The Pearlies, Anna-Maria Geare, Cathy Page, Robert Smith, Damaris Fowler and Brian Cordell.

The show also featured video footage, never before seen in public, of Harold performing onstage at the Pavilion in 1985 and 1986.