Swing concert hits the right note and raises vital funds for local charity
Wednesday 24th April 2019
A sell-out concert in East Grinstead has raised more than £2,700 for QVH Charity, the dedicated charitable fund for Queen Victoria Hospital.
The Conchord Big Band returned to the Chequer Mead Theatre with “When Swing was King”, an afternoon of music by the likes of Glenn Miller, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald.
The matinee performance raised a total of £2,743.
QVH Charity helps support vital work at the hospital, including research projects to find new treatments, providing more and better equipment, as well as improving wards, clinics and waiting rooms.
The donations received make a real difference to the care the hospital can provide to patients, some of whom have experienced devastating injuries.
Event organiser, Frank Osborne, said, “It was a really enjoyable afternoon and a great pleasure to play to a full house and raise funds for such a worthwhile charity. We’re very lucky to have such a fantastic hospital in the town and the charity is vital in providing support to fund much needed improvements. This was such a successful event we will be doing another concert for them in March next year.”
Camilla Slattery, Head of Fundraising for QVH Charity said, “We are so grateful to Conchord Big Band for supporting us in this way. The event raised an incredible amount of money and donations like this enable the charity to fund innovative medical equipment as well as fund research projects to find new treatments.
“Thank you so much to the band but also to everyone who attended for their generosity at the end with donating to our collection. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”
Pictured: Conchord Big Band members Frank Osborne and Jo Garrard with staff on Margaret Duncombe ward
For more information please contact the QVH Press Office on 01342 414508.