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Bingo! The Young Ones crack the £10 grand mark!

A group of charity fundraisers who call themselves "The Young Ones" have cracked the £10,000 mark after their latest money-raising event
Pic A Young ones chq pres 4 Aug 2015
A bingo night on June 15th at the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre at Sinclair House in Woodford Bridge raised £2,007 bringing the total money that the group has raised for their local hospice, Saint Francis Hospice, to £10,702.

Richard Levene, 47, from Ilford one of the "Young Ones" committee explained: "We put on an annual event to raise funds in memory of Saul Keene who was cared for by Saint Francis Hospice before he died in 2008. Saul is Nettie Keene's son and Nettie has been a volunteer at Sinclair House for 43 years! Saul was my best friend and I knew him since he was four years old. This was the fifth event we have held to raise money for the hospice and we had over 200 people attending. We are already planning our next event that will be a quiz night in March."
Pic B Richard Levene (L) with Nettie Keene 4 Aug 2015
81-year-old Nettie Keene who lives in Clayhall (pictured with Richard) said: "Saul was very well looked after by Saint Francis Hospice so we want to help them by raising money each year and I'm so grateful to Richard and the committee members who put in so much work getting raffle prizes and organising the events that have now raised over ten thousand pounds."  

Rochelle Hodds, Senior Community Fundraiser at Saint Francis Hospice said: "Nettie and the Young Ones do so much for us each year and we are so grateful for this latest donation that will help pay for the nurses and doctors who care for local people like Saul Keene.

Pic B Richard Levene (L) with Nettie Keene 4 Aug 2015Richard Levene and Nettie Keene present £2,007 to Rochelle Hodds from Saint Francis Hospice.