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Freda Dorrell
Handbell Ringers 01
Andy Hardy
Jason Kessler
TCC2 01
Yifan Wong
Heather Woods & Jenny Hardy

After many years organising concerts and other fundraising events, in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Bloodwise (previously known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) Freda Dorrell hosted her final fundraiser at the weekend — a concert in memory of her late husband, George.

A large audience attended the concert at St Mary's Church on Saturday evening, 17th November, to enjoy a varied programme that displayed a wide range of musical talents from among the local community.

The musicians included pianists Sam Culver, Jason Kessler, Heather Woods and Jenny Hardy; harpist Yifan Wong; Thame Children's Choir TCC2; and the Haddenham Handbell Ringers.

The evening was compered by Andy Hardy who also read musings and poems written by George.

This was Freda's swan song and she wishes to thank all those who have supported her over many years.

As Gill Bedding commented: "What a lovely evening — whilst everyone was great, I especially loved hearing such wonderful young talent with the two pianists, the harpist and the choir".

The concert raised just under £1,000, with more pledged donations to come in, which Freda will be donating to the national charity Bloodwise.

Photographs courtesy of Dr Hugh Stradling — our thanks to him.

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