Comic fundraiser Peter Morgan will turn back the clock in his mammoth £100,000 charity bid.
Peter, 69, set himself a huge fundraising target for Kirkwood Hospice in memory of wife Jacqueline.
Peter, of Mirfield, came out of retirement and went back on stage as his alter ego, comedian Max Lemon, to raise money for the Kirklees hospice which cared for his wife.
He organised several shows at clubs and other venues last year before teaming up with a family friend, Mirfield businessman Darren Brooke.
Darren, 47, who runs Darren Brooke Homes, agreed to put on lavish marquee shows in the paddock behind his Mirfield home.
There was one last year and another three this year, the last to be a 1940s Afternoon Garden Party on Sunday, September 4.
The three marquee shows have raised about £25,000 so far giving Peter a huge boost to his ambitious aim of raising £100,000 in just two years. He’s now about a third of the way towards his target.
Peter said: “Darren’s support has been unbelievable and helped the fundraising really take off. I can’t say how grateful I am.”
Darren, for his new part, has thrown himself into the fundraising. He and wife Jackie, 53, had held a marquee fundraiser for the Macmillan Coffee Morning appeal and jumped at the chance to help Peter.
Around 85 people – mainly friends, family and business contacts – attend each event and some of the raffle prizes have included a week in a villa at The Landings in St Lucia and a box at Manchester Arena for a Tyson Fury boxing fight.
There’s no outside catering involved despite the scale of the event.
Jackie bakes 160 scones for each one and the couple buy the rest of the food themselves from Marks & Spencer’s.
The 1940s tea will include a full “Betty’s-style afternoon tea” and bar in the style of The Ritz.
There will be 1940s entertainment and jive dancing.
Jacqueline died of cancer in October 2014 and was cared for at Kirkwood for five weeks.