August 1 2014 Latest news:
Molly Kersey, Reporter
Friday, March 21, 2014
A Romford based concert party have raised over £2,000 for a kidney charity.
The Entertainers performed at Parkside Community Hall in Ilford and were fundraising for The Royal London Hospital Kidney Patients Association (RLHKPA).
The event was a huge success and an overall total of £2,255 was made.
The all singing, all dancing group was founded by Paul Freedman M.B.E, 89, from Hornchurh.
“We are in our 23rd year and we average one show a fortnight,” said Paul.
“We’ve got a fantastic choreographer, she’s got her own dance school. She’s really good. She picked me as her partner for the show.”
The Entertainers usually raise money for Saint Francis Hospice, a charity very close to Paul’s heart who cared for his wife before she passed away.
However two members, Melanie and Arthur Rosenfeld, are on the board of the RLHKPA and asked if an exception could be made.
Paul is preparing to take part in the London marathon later this year, where he will be running for Saint Francis Hospice.
His charity work has been an inspiration to his family too.
“My grandson, he’s 16, he wants to do the marathon when he’s 18 and he still wants me to do it. He said, I’ll only do it if you do it!” said Paul.