Proms at St Jude's festival donates £50,000 to charity

Proms at St Jude's donates £50,000 to charity

Judi Guy (right) receives a cheque on behalf of North London Hospice.

Graham Fisher, chief executive of Toynbee Hall, receives a cheque on behalf of the charity.

First published in News
Last updated
Times Series: Photograph of the Author by

Organisers of an annual music and literary festival have handed £50,000 to charity.

Money raised at the Proms at St Jude’s festival in Hampstead Garden Suburb was presented to North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall charities yesterday.

A total of £12,500 was given to the hospice, which cares for people who are terminally ill in Barnet and Enfield.

Judi Guy, North London Hospice’s community fundraising manager, said: “I would like to say a big thank you for the continued support that we receive from proms.

“This funding makes a huge difference to the hospice - it pays for more than 150 days of nursing in our inpatients unit.

“I speak on behalf of everyone at North London Hospice, but particularly those patients and their families who are directly affected by your kindness and generosity.” 

The remaining £37,500 was handed to Graham Fisher, chief executive of Toynbee Hall, a charity which aims to reduce poverty in the East End of London.

Proms chairman Niamh O’Donnell-Keenan, said: “It is our sponsors, advertisers, ticket-buyers and volunteers who together make it possible for us to give this donation.”

Next year’s Proms at St Jude’s festival will take place from Saturday June 21 to Sunday June 29.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree