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Over £8,000 for the Talbot Butler EAB from Kislingbury Jazz Festival

 We are so grateful to Di Ward and the Kislingbury Jazz Team; Alan Cook, Pat Kidson, Dennis Tidmarsh and Steve Smith, and the Kislingbury community for raising over £8,000 in aid of the Talbot Butler EAB!

Di Ward - EAB presentation outside ward

L-R Pat Kidson, Di Ward, Dr Craig Knighton, Dennis Tidmarsh, Alan Cook

We would like to thank the Kislingbury Jazz festival for fundraising for NGH for the second year in a row.  Festival Co-ordinator Di Ward said, “We supported Gosset ward last year and we wanted to support a niche charity again this year.  We recognised that this new 24-hour EAB facility is vital and we knew that the Kislingbury community, who support us tremendously with our fundraising, would get behind us with our fundraising endeavours”.

Di came in to present the cheque to Dr Craig Knighton and Lisa Couppleditch, with other members of the Kislingbury Jazz team; Pat Kidson, Dennis Titchmarch & Alan Cook.  Dr Knighton thanked the Kislingbury Jazz team for their fabulous donation and said “the NHS spends money on the right medicine and equipment for services but it is donations like this that will help us change the environment for patients, which is also very important to the care they receive”.

The Jazz evening went with such a swing, with the Fenny Stompers Jazz band, who have an average age of 70 and were kindly sponsored by Michael Jones Jewellers.  Together with other local businesses making donations and having donation cans in their pubs, cafes, pharmacies, Di Ward and her team were able to present a cheque for a wonderful £8,049.18!

Thank you so much to everyone involved and a special thank you to Di Ward for coordinating this fantastic community fundraising!

Di Ward jazz festival

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