Big band night raises hundreds for Mayor of Redbridge’s chosen charities

A night of big band music helped to raise hundreds of pounds for the Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal on Saturday. The Baker Benson Big Band entertained guests at Ilford Golf Club in Wanstead Park Road, Ilford.

It raised £400 to be split between Cllr Muhammed Javed’s chosen charities, Redbridge Carers Support Service and Redbridge Mencap.

He said: “It was very successful, very enjoyable.

“Everyone had fun, young and old alike.”

Around 65 people, including Ilford South MP Mike Gapes and Redbridge councillors, enjoyed the musical evening.


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Cllr Barbara White, of Goodmayes ward, played with the band.

The Mayor also held a fundraising event at Romford Greyhound Stadium on Monday.

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