Thousands raised for hospice by Kenny Ball jazz night at Romford bar
Legendary jazz musician Kenny Ball performed at a charity music night at a Romford restaurant recently.
The Brickyard Bar and Grill in South Street, played host to the event, and raised more than almost �3,000 for St Francis Hospice.
The night of music was arranged by Kenny Ball’s son Keith and Havering councillor Robert Benham.
Jamie Restarick, general manager at the Brickyard, said: “St Francis Hospice needs our help as only a third of their annual running costs are covered by the government so we supported them by putting on a really special night of music, and provided some fabulous food prepared by our renowned chef, James Norden.”
All the proceeds from the �40 ticket price were donated to the hospice.
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Lynda Head, community fundraising manager for the Havering-atte-Bower hospice, said: “Saint Francis Hospice is delighted that the Brickyard Bar and Grill organised this evening of music.
“The money raised will enable our expert teams to continue providing care and support to local people affected by life-limiting illness.”
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To learn more about the hospice visit www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 753 319.