Jamming in Dunchurch

Robin Lal and his mother Chris.
Robin Lal and his mother Chris.

A musical night of fun and fundraising took place at Dunchurch Park Hotel in memory of a much-loved man who died from a brain tumour.

Money from Jamming in June will be split between three charities Robin Lal supported during his brave fight against the disease.

Members of You Know Me.

Members of You Know Me.

Robin was 25 when he died in 2012.

His mother Chris said the event raised £600, to be divided Myton Hospices, The Brain Tumour Charity and The Willow Foundation.

She said: “We had absolutely fantastic acts and entertainment.

“It really was a fabulous evening enjoyed by all.”

Dressing up and having fun.

Dressing up and having fun.

She said balloons supporting the three charities waved gently last Friday evening, highlighting the purpose of the event, raising awareness and funds.

Chris added: “A PowerPoint presentation raised awareness and highlighted our thanks to everyone who had supported us by baking cakes, selling badges, hosting dinner parties or sports days, to running, giving their all to raise funds.

“We are truly grateful, helping us to raise over £30,000 the last four years.”

Stepping in at the last minute, due to a cancellation, The Matthews Academy of Irish dance wowed the audience with some fantastic footwork.

Rewind and Just Jon, (Jon Sewell) originally from Rugby, made the trip from London to perform and YKM and Nikesh Patel, DJ delivered impressive sets.

Guests also enjoyed getting dressed up and having their pictures taken in the selfie booths.

Chris said: “Pinnacle Care Ltd sponsored a table at the event and provided raffle and auction prizes. We would like to thank them for their kindness.”

YKM’s single ‘With You’, which is dedicated to Robin, is available on iTunes.