Patrons including Mitch Winehouse and Vicki Michelle help to raise £25k for Hopes & Dreams charity

Guests at the Hopes and Dreams ball

Guests at the Hopes and Dreams ball - Credit: Archant

A celebrity dinner and ball raised £25,000 for Redbridge children’s charity Hopes and Dreams, thanks to help from patrons including Mitch Winehouse, who sang on the night.

Hopes and Dreams, in Somersby Gardens, aims to fulfil the ambitions of children suffering from life-threatening and limiting illnesses.

The event on Saturday was held at The Prince Regent, Manor Road, Woodford Bridge. Barclays donated about £10,000. Patron Vicki Michelle, former star of TV show ‘Allo ‘Allo, also attended.

Founder, Ruth Salahi, said: “Words can’t express how much this means to the children turning to us to bring a smile to their faces

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