Charities team up in Welwyn Garden City for cash-boosting variety event

PUBLISHED: 13:24 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:24 24 October 2018

Some of the guests at the variety concert organised by Isabel Hospice and the Parkinson's Society of Welwyn Garden City. Picture: supplied by Isabel Hospice

Some of the guests at the variety concert organised by Isabel Hospice and the Parkinson's Society of Welwyn Garden City. Picture: supplied by Isabel Hospice

supplied by Isabel Hospice

A Welwyn Garden City hospice played host to a variety show that raised hundreds of pounds for two different charities.

Some of the guests at the variety concert organised by Isabel Hospice and the Parkinson's Society of Welwyn Garden City. Picture: supplied by Isabel HospiceSome of the guests at the variety concert organised by Isabel Hospice and the Parkinson's Society of Welwyn Garden City. Picture: supplied by Isabel Hospice

Last Wednesday (October 17) Isabel Hospice’s Living Well Community Hub was alive with singing, magic tricks and a turn on the piano to raise money for two charitable causes.

The Welwyn Garden City Parkinson’s Society, who regularly use the Hub space for their gatherings, joined up with the hospice to organise the event.

John Suttill, chairman of the Parkinson’s group, came up with the idea after going to the hospice’s carol-singing evening last Christmas.

Months of planning culminated in an enjoyable evening with performances by local ladies’ choir EveryVoice, plus duets and solo performances by several other singers, a piano recital, and a magic show by a talented 14-year-old.

Over 100 people enjoyed the evening, which included refreshments and a raffle.

Guests included the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Penny Williams, the Mayor of Hertford Beryl Wrangles as well as past mayors.

The event raised £426, which will be split between Isabel Hospice and the Parkinson’s Society

Robin Webb CEO at Isabel Hospice said: “A big thank you to John and Enid Grattan-Guinness from Parkinsons, and Laura Piggott and Natasha Hind from our fundraising team for helping make the event such a success.”

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