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£2k boost for Dementia Appeal

26 January 2015


The concert-goers unpacked their picnics, the orchestra struck up, the night sky filled with dazzling fireworks and, thanks to the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill, Southend University Hospital’s Dementia Appeal received a £2,000 boost.

The hospital was delighted to be co-beneficiary of last year's Concert in the Park - a popular annual fixture in Southend's Priory Park when the English Pops Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark was joined by Southend Boys' and Girls' Choir and 70s group Flashbax (featuring a number of musical Rotarians).

The concerts have now been running for 17 years during which time they have raised around £400,000 for various charities.

Hospital community fundraiser, Mica Day, said: "The event has now become a highlight of the local entertainment calendar and we are delighted that the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill chose to support our Dementia Appeal."

IMAGE: Hospital community fundraiser, Mica Day, receiving a cheque from immediate past president, Alec Banyard.