Jazz event proves popular for Jessie May

December 01 2017

MUSIC lovers raised £600 for Jessie May following a jazz concert in Longwell Green.

MUSIC lovers raised £600 for Jessie May following a jazz concert in Longwell Green.

Around 120 people supported the charity at the event which was held at Longwell Green Community Centre in November.

It was organised by Jack and Molly Cox who have been running this style of entertainment in the area to raise money for local charities for nearly 20 years.

The music was provided by the Roger Wells Hotshots who entertained with a varied programme of traditional jazz numbers.

Molly said it was the first time the community centre had been used for one of their ventures and had proved a success: "The staff at the community centre worked hard to contribute to the success of the evening. 

"Fish and chips were enjoyed in the interval and thanks go to the Oldfield shops in Longwell Green and Oldland for cooking and delivering the food on time and to the staff at the community centre for plating it up. 

"The evening was a great success and raised over £600, including a bucket collection, for Jessie May."

Another concert is planned for March 9, 2018 at the same venue, when the band will be Jeremy Huggett’s Dart Valley Stompers.