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SING ALONG: Stanmore resident performs to raise money for NHS

 Published on: 15th June 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Stanmore resident, Craig Kent, has raised nearly £700 for the NHS Coronavirus Relief Fund by performing and singing for the neighbourhood on one of the Clap for Carers day.

His performance was also streamed live on the Stanmore Facebook Group and over 8,500 people saw it.

Craig, speaking about how it all started, said: “I spent many years singing in pubs over the years. During lockdown I decided that every week I would do a show on Facebook for the people on my page. 

“Every time I was doing it I was thinking how great it would if we could take this public and do some good, maybe raise some money.

“On VE Day there were plans to do a big party but because of the situation we’re in we had to come up with something different. I suggested to the neighbours that I should stand outside of my driveway and see what happens, just sing a couple of songs and see if anyone comes along and after a few minutes we had a big crowd joining.

Craig told StanmoreNews how happy he was to see people enjoying themselves even during difficult times.

He continued: “It wasn’t just about raising money, although that’s important, it was also about spreading some happiness and to get people smiling again in the neighbourhood. It was also a great way to get to know each other better.

“The NHS needs all the help it can get, these poor people are putting themselves on the frontline to help save lives. We know about all of the issues with PPE and the limits on the number of tests available so it is really important that they can have all the money donated as possible.”

To help Craig with his fundraiser you can donate here justgiving.com/fundraising/stanmore.

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