Chief Executive Damian Walters continued his tireless charitable work by presenting Vincent Hayes MBE, of the famous Brick Lane Music Hall, with a cheque for £1,000 on Saturday evening.
Vincent, pictured receiving his MBE from HRH Prince Charles, is curator at the music hall and the driving force behind its charitable work. Brick Lane Music Hall takes reminiscence music hall shows to care homes and hospices all over the London and the South East.
The value of laughter and familiar music and song is now a recognised form of therapy for those with long-term illness or memory loss. It can provide a welcome boost for those who are able mentally but find themselves confined, as well as for staff and carers. Damian’s donation will contribute to this
Damian’s year of giving started in July with a bike challenge, riding from London to Paris raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. It will conclude in June following an ascent of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest in Tibet. Damian hopes to raise over £100,000.