A man wearing colourful clothes standing between two nurses outside a hospital.

Always the performer, John Norton hands over $1600 to Rehabilitation Nurse Unit Manager Nez Cook and RN Sarah Martin.

All the way from New York, New York to Wauchope

Apr 10, 2023

Port Macquarie’s Newport Village celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a showstopper this year, raising $1600 to support local stroke and rehabilitation patients.

The retirement village’s resident charity event extraordinaire, John Norton, a former Les Girls performer in Sydney, enlisted the dressmaking skills of retired Port Macquarie Base Hospital nurse Sharon Warwick and the result was a sequined and feathered success!

About 90 residents enjoyed a mesmerizing performance by ‘Jeanette Andre’, who delivered cabaret favourites such as New York, New York, City Lights and I Am What I Am.

Resident Dave’s Irish stew was also a show-stopper on the night, along with DJ Bruce and musician Greg delivered the nostalgic tunes.

John’s hospital fundraisers, always enthusiastically supported by Newport Village residents, are approaching a total of $10,000 over the past three years.

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