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Wroxham: Hotel manager becomes Elvis

PUBLISHED: 09:24 23 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:03 02 July 2010

Tracey Gray

A hotel manager swapped his normal duties for the night to help raise money for charity by showcasing his singing skills.

Quinton Haverson, 37, general manager of the Hotel Wroxham, became Elvis Presley for a night on Saturday to boost his charity run in this year's London Marathon.

A hotel manager swapped his normal duties for the night to help raise money for charity by showcasing his singing skills.

Quinton Haverson, 37, general manager of the Hotel Wroxham, became Elvis Presley for a night on Saturday to boost his charity run in this year's London Marathon.

Mr Haverson from Dereham Road in Norwich, who has performed as the king at several weddings and other events, staged the event at the hotel, for the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, which helps people suffering from leukaemia.

Mr Haverson is running in this year's London Marathon which takes place on April 25 and covers 26.2 miles, to help raise money for the bone marrow trust. He chose the charity as a family member is currently battling leukaemia.

He will be running the marathon with his father-in-law, David Pugh.

He said: “I did do the marathon about three years ago and at the time I said never again. Now here I am again and I am thinking, what have I let myself in for.”

Mr Haverson, who with his father-in-law is hoping to raise a minimum of £3,400, added: “I have been training, but it has been hard running 10 miles in the morning and then coming into do a shift at work. It is not an ideal situation.”

He decided one way to help boost donations for the marathon, was to hold the music event on Saturday, which also featured live 1950s, 60s and 70s music from The Offbeats and a disco and raffle.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Mr Haverson can do so by contacting the Hotel Wroxham on 01603 782061.


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