SUNSHINE, fun, laughter and much-loved nostalgic music brought thousands of people to a giant outdoor picnic.

Arley Hall was the stunning backdrop for Live in the Park, featuring music made famous by Cher, the Blues Brothers and Abba.

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The tribute show was organised in aid of the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford.

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Claire James, marketing manager for NMC, said: "Our aim was to raise £50,000 for our charity which provides unique and vital services for young people and adults with neurmuscular conditions."

Concert-goers were able to picnic with their friends and families in the grounds of the stately home.

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Garden gazebos gave some people the chance to relax in style.

Abba Re-Bjorn, the UK's leading Abba tribute band was the headline act.

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This group of talented singers and musicians create the most authentic sounding tribute to one of the country's best loved acts

With tight harmonies, high energy performance, stunning replica costumes and audience participation, they revived favourites like Mamma Mia, Thank You For The Music, I Have A Dream, The Winner Takes It All and Fernando.

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With an outstanding vocal impersonation, dry wit and outrageous costumes Elly Jarmain recreated the highlights of Cher’s phenomenal career.

After joining the award-winning Legends show in Blackpool, Elly has continued to perform as Cher both solo and with a live show Believe in Cher.

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Next to the stage Jake and Elwood’s Blues Brothers, hailed as one of the best blues shows in the world, gave an incredible performance.

Great music, talent and energy collided with this act and really got the crowd dancing.