Star-studded concert for Keech Hospice

Fundraising concert for Keech  Hospice Care from left: Guy Johnston, Susanna Stranders, Tiggy Marchant and Magnus Johnston
Fundraising concert for Keech Hospice Care from left: Guy Johnston, Susanna Stranders, Tiggy Marchant and Magnus Johnston

Leading soprano Eve-Maria Westbroek and volinist Izzy Judd were among 40 acclaimed professional musicians appearing at a special concert in Harpenden in aid of Keech Hospice Care and the Neuroblastoma Society.

The audience was equally celebrity-studded with Izzy’s husband – McBusted drummer Harry Judd – leading the applause.

The magical night of music at St Nicholas Church raised more than £13,500.

It was organised by Izzy’s best friend Tiggy Marchant and her husband Matthew, whose two-year-old son Oliver was a patient at Keech after his devastating diagnosis in May last year.

Harry and Izzy dropped in at the hospice to show their support and were hugely impressed with what the charity has to offer.

Harry said at the time: “We were amazed by the wonderful care Keech provides and were bowled over by how speciai it is.”

Little patients lined up for his autograph and staff nurse Amy Gatward recalled: “He was great with all the kids and spoke to every single one.”

Tiggy said: “We wanted to say a big thank you for all their support during Oliver’s treatment.

“The money raised for Keech will be going to their wonderful children’s play specialist who we got to know well through the tots and toys class – a crucial part of Oliver’s treatment and recovery.”