Fisher has just returned from the USA where he came 5th in the very tough Georgia Elvis Festival, hot on the heels of his US national fourth place win in 2012. Fisher, who is a firm favourite in Benenden having performed previously at the Hospital’s summer concerts, was “pleased to be back in the heart of Kent performing in such a wonderfully-equipped Village Hall”.
Catherine Goyard, a French teacher from the Collège Franklin in Lille who is visiting Cranbrook School with her students on an exchange, described the experience as ‘unexpected, unique and great fun.’ She was accompanied by Aurore Demarquette, Cristina De Haro Ponce and Isabelle Lavigne-Kidney - all from the languages team at Cranbrook School (pictured left to right with Fisher).
The event raffle raised £221 for Hayley Okines, a local girl who suffers from the rare premature ageing condition Progeria. Hayley is one of only 74 known cases of the disease in the world, and only 4 in the UK. .
Ruth Clark, chairman of the Benenden Players, said: “It was a real coup to get a performer of Fisher’s quality to come and perform here. The audience loved his Elvis Tribute and we were pleased to be able to raise funds for Hayley at the same time”.