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Proms at St Jude's Festival raises £50,000 for charity
An annual arts festival has helped raised £50,000 for charity.
The organisers of Proms at St Jude’s Festival presented a cheque for £12,500 to North London Hospice yesterday.
Niamh O’Donnell-Keenan, chairman of the proms, said: “North London Hospice has cared for several people closely associated with Proms and we know from experience what wonderful support they provide.”
Proms at St Jude’s is held every June in Hampstead Garden Suburb and involves a variety of concerts and walks. Each year it helps raise thousands of pounds for charities, including the hospice which supports people who are terminally ill.
Judi Guy, North London Hospice fundraising manager, said: “We couldn’t offer the range of services we do without voluntary contributions like this.”
The remaining £37,500 will go to Toynbee Hall charity, which was set up by Dame Henrietta Barnett, who founded Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Toynbee Hall will use the cash for their ASPIRE programme, which helps disadvantaged young people.