CHESTERFIELD: £500 boost for Ashgate Hospice

NDET 11-1-13 MC 5'Ashgate Hospice receive �500 from local business man Barrie Hubbard and singer Laura Ashby following a performance at a charity dinner at the Dorchester in London. Also Pictured is the Hospice Chief Executive Kathy Hollyer.
NDET 11-1-13 MC 5'Ashgate Hospice receive �500 from local business man Barrie Hubbard and singer Laura Ashby following a performance at a charity dinner at the Dorchester in London. Also Pictured is the Hospice Chief Executive Kathy Hollyer.
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A local singer’s performance to raise money for Help for Heroes has also led to a donation for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice.

A local singer’s performance to raise money for Help for Heroes has also led to a donation for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice.

Singer Laura Ashby entertained at the St George’s Day Lucheon Club, held at London’s Dorchester.

This annual lunch is organised by a group of friends, one of which is Barrie Hubbard, ex-Chairman of Chesterfield Football Club. When he heard that Laura was also trying to raise money for Help For Heroes with her single ‘Soldier’s Wife’ he suggested that she sing it at this prestigious lunch.

Flanked by two soldiers from the Lifeguards Laura sang the song for the first time in public and was given a standing ovation by the 500 diners. She went on to release the song as a single with all profits going to Help For Heroes.

The 2012 lunch raised over £25,000 for Help For Heroes. However, as a thank you to Barrie, a long term supporter of the Hospice, and Laura, who worked there as an Occupational Therapy assistant, the Luncheon Club have forwarded a cheque for £500 for Ashgate Hospice.

Barrie Hubbard is pictured with singer Laura Ashby and hospice chief executive Kathy Hollyer.