Ilford fundraiser to celebrate life of DJ friend
A pink disco held in memory of a DJ and co-founder of a social club for people with learning difficulties has raised �200 for charity.
Users of Reaching Lives, also run by people with learning difficulties, decided to organise the fundraiser for their friend Jeremy Abrahams, who died in February after a heart attack.
The event, held at the club’s meeting place, the Cardinal Heenan Centre, High Road, Ilford, included a raffle, henna tattooing and hand massages.
Members managed to raise �200 for Cancer Research UK and last week a representative from the charity visited the club to collect the cheque.
Mr Abrahams, of Ilford, affectionately known by his friends as Hedgehog, helped establish the social club in 2008.
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It is for current and former users of Redbridge Community Housing Ltd, though it is run independently.
Club co-ordinator Lisa Swallow, who helped found the club, said: “We wanted to celebrate his life and we thought it would be fitting to raise money for a charity close to his heart.
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“It meant so much to everyone to be able to raise this money.”