Haddenham Bucks

Concert for George

Home » News » Concert for George
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.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Covid Vaccination image 01
Dr Mark Howcutt: Wed 27 Jan 4:30pm

We are pleased to announce that almost all of our over 80s patients at Haddenham Medical Centre have been invited for vaccination and will have had the vaccination by the end of January. This has been a huge effort but we are committed to getting the vaccine to our patients as soon as we can. We are vaccinating again on Saturday but, unfortunately, despite being "ready, willing and...

Covid Scams 05
Thames Valley Police: Wed 27 Jan 11:00am

Action Fraud is raising awareness of another coronavirus vaccine scam, after it received a high volume of reports relating to a phishing email on Monday 25th January.The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours. It appears to come from the NHS and asks the recipient to click on a link to accept or decline an...

Hospice patient 03
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 27 Jan 9:30am

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is launching a crisis appeal to help bridge a £1m shortfall in income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.It is calling on Buckinghamshire residents to show the spirit of 31 years ago, when they raised the money to build the Hospice in the grounds of Stoke Mandeville Hospital.The Charity needs to raise £2,740 each day to run services at the Hospice...