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Opera concert sang by rabbis and golf day raises funds for St Luke's Hospice

More money earned for respected local charity

St Luke's John Corner Memorial Golf Day

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for a local hospice from a charity golf day and an opera evening.

St Luke's Hospice in Kenton Road, Kenton hosted two charity events, the St Luke's John Corner Memorial Golf Day and the Rabbi Sings Opera event.

The golf day included 35 keen golfers who had to face different challenges throughout Monday, July 7, these included, Longest Drive and Nearest Pin.

Rabbi Danny Bergson of Pinner United Synagogue and Rabbi Samuel de Beck Spitzer sang arias from Mozart and Donizetti operas on Thursday, July 3.

Iit took place in the music room of the Grimsdyke Hotel in Harrow Weald.

Rabbi Bergson said: "I was extremely proud to be able to use our music to raise funds for such an important charity as St Luke’s Hospice that helps all sections of our society. I feel it is important that Jewish communities look outward as well as inward when it comes to charity."

The Golf Day organiser, Mary Willoughby said: "My experience of this event has been very good, and has been for the past 12 years. If I were to say to someone who was thinking of doing this event in the future I would say to come, it is great fun and it is a great cause to go and support."

The opera event raised over £4,500 for the Hospice-who care for the incurable-event organiser, Veronika Bernstein said: "The idea for this recital stemmed from my own wish to show appreciation to the hospice for the compassionate and sensitive care that my mother and our family received in her own home during her last weeks of her life last year."

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