Congratulations to all the contestants and winners of Amersham’s Got Talent held at Drakes Hall Community Centre on Sunday 2nd July.

The event was organised by Chiltern Chamber of Commerce, with the goal of helping invigorate Amersham, whilst also giving a platform for local performers – especially younger ones – to show off their talent.

Performers of all ages entertained the audience, including a fashion show, music and comedians.

In the youth talent show there were some amazing talents, with winners as follows:

1st: Natalie Green
2nd: Portia Eaglestone Bowmaker
3rd: Andrew McNaughton
4th: Anna O’Donoghue
5th: Lewis Underwood

We would like also to thank magician Steve Owen-Williams, Magic Ali and Tiny Tina Rock & Blues Band for participating and supporting the event.

The event was opened by Councillor Nigel Shepherd, Chairman of Chiltern District Council. He applauded the hard work and commitment that went into putting on the event.

Vee Bharakda, Chair of Chiltern Chamber of Commerce, commented, “It was a great team effort to put on this event and we were delighted with the wealth of talent that was on show. Our aim as a Chamber is to invigorate Amersham by encouraging an event that showcases the broad and excellent talent in the town. We hope that the format can be used as a template for others to follow.”

The Chamber would like to put on record its a huge THANK YOU to all who helped tirelessly to stage the event. These include:

Alan Bath of Chiltern Youth Projects, Jack Gocher of JGC Marketing, Leah and Karen Waller, Sean O’Farrell, Rolande Merrifield, George Sharman, Edith Strachan, Julia Rodgers, Neil Taylor and Mark Raan.

Julie Church, John Roads and the team at Gatsby & Miller for giving up so much time to prepare the participants for the fashion show.

And especially all the local businesses that supported the event through sponsorship, contributions and publicity: Choice Loans who provided the prizes; Hinch Property Management Services; Jack Nathan Hardware, JGC Marketing, Lennon’s Solicitors, Local Directory, Luker Rowe, Action Coach, Barclays, Cannon Moorcroft, Gatsby & Miller, Wycombe Sound.

Thank you to George Sharman Photography, for taking amazing photos throughout – you can enjoy them (plus one or two of our own snaps) below.

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