Ipswich mum Christina Wise continues to support St Elizabeth Hospice in husband’s memory

Sally Hammond teaches Jacob Lawrence, nine, about the saxophone during a charity concert raising mon

Sally Hammond teaches Jacob Lawrence, nine, about the saxophone during a charity concert raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. - Credit: Su Anderson

More than £1,000 was raised for St Elizabeth Hospice during a children’s music concert held in Ipswich.

Sally Hammond teaches Jacob Lawrence, nine, about the saxophone during a charity concert raising mon

Sally Hammond teaches Jacob Lawrence, nine, about the saxophone during a charity concert raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. - Credit: Su Anderson

The event was organised by Christina Wise, who is supporting the hospice in memory of her husband, Andy, who lost his battle with kidney cancer in April 2014.

Mr Wise spent a total of nine weeks at the charity’s hospice in Ipswich’s Foxhall Road, offering invaluable support to Mrs Wise and the couple’s two children, Oliver, nine, and Grace, six.

The family has since organised a number of events in a bid to raise £30,000 for the hospice in two years – the estimated cost of Mr Wise’s care.

The money collected at the concert, which took place at St Peter’s by the Waterfront on Saturday, brings the fundraising total to £32,000.

Music was performed by the St Peter’s Band and featured children from the Cliff Lane School choir, which Mrs Wise’s two children attend.

“There were quite a few new people who aren’t linked to me or Andy who came for the children’s concert or to support the hospice, which is nice because it means our audience is changing and growing,” said Mrs Wise.

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The family’s next event will be a dinner and dance at Venue 77 in Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, on May 20 – all proceeds going to St Elizabeth Hospice.