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Laughter and music come together for Barnes charity night
A night of music and laughter is coming to Barnes next month at a charity concert.
Classical musician Alex Ainley will entertain the audience with a medley of classical music and comedy in a concert which will raise funds for Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, which supports vulnerable amputees across the world.
In 2007, a bus driver killed a grandmother when he ploughed into three generations of the same family in Mortlake.
Victoria Bacon, whose niece’s leg had to be amputated after the crash, organised the concert to raise money and to remember her mother.
She says: “I hope it will be a really lovely evening and it is very related to Barnes as the accident happened there.
“I hope a lot of people will come and that we can raise a lot of money for the charity.”
Musician Ainley is also a keen stand up comic and event host who hopes to have the audience in fits of laughter by combining his two loves – music and comedy.
He says: “I have always thought piano recitals are a bit boring so this is a way to liven it up a bit with some audience participation and hopefully it will be a good experience for them.
“The main reason we are doing this is to raise money for the charity – they are good friends of mine and it is a very good cause.”
Charity concert in aid of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope; Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School, Londsdale Road, Barnes; October 12; 7.45pm; £15; classicalcomedy.wix.com/now#!.
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