A music charity has unveiled a memorial bandstand on what would have been their namesake's birthday.

The Marc Bolan London Music Project opened its bandstand and garden at the new Noah's Ark Children's Hospice in Barnet, The Ark, on what would have been Marc Bolan's 70th birthday.

The music charity, along with fully funding the bandstand, has donated equipment for a music therapy room within the hospice, which began construction on September 26.

Michael Torry of the MBLMP, said: "This has been a two-year journey that has seen many ups and downs, with many meetings and phone calls and negotiating.

"Now that the memorial has been presented to the hospice - and as Marc is looking down on us - I can stand back and know that we did it, and we did it for Marc."

The bandstand has been designed to make subtle references to Marc Bolan and the music of T Rex.

Alison Goodman, of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, said: "The band stand will provide a magical space outside for our children to enjoy themselves and make precious memories with their families."

Marc Bolan, the former frontman of T Rex, died in a car accident in 1977, a fortnight before his 30th birthday.