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GALLERY: ‘Fantastic’ fundraiser raises £14,000

A toe-tapping rock’n’roll charity event raised a staggering £14,250 for London Air Ambulance last week.

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The extravaganza, held outside the Old Bank pub in the Blue last Sunday, was “absolutely fantastic”, according to organiser Julie O’Sullivan.

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The Queen Victoria landlady said: “It was great, and I can’t thank all the people who helped and donated enough. We raised an incredible amount for a fantastic cause.”

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The day featured tribute performances to a selection of music legends, including Elvis, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. There were also food and drink tents, activities, games, a disco and karaoke.

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All money raised went towards the London Air Ambulance, the life-saving charity that serves the ten million people who live, work and travel within the M25.

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Simon Hughes, former MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, attended and helped promote the event.

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He said: “We all owe a huge thanks to Julie O’Sullivan for coming up with the idea for helping the London Air Ambulance here in Bermondsey.

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“The helicopter and crews which come five times a day to save lives in London deserve our 100 per cent support, and Bermondsey last week threw a bit more money into the kitty to keep help them keep on with their lifesaving work.”

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