Our Chair Rachel's husband, Dr Terry Gasper, was a well respected and popular GP in the Stratford area. He sadly died of a brain tumour shortly after he retired. Rachel, with help from family and friends, organised this concert in his memory and to raise funds for the new oncology and eye centre at Stratford Hospital. The evening raised a magnificent £5075.69 with at least £300 in gift aid.
On the bill was Vale Connection, Terry's niece, Rachael Lloyd, a professional opera singer, Terry's nephew, Luke Gasper, Terry's old stand up partner with his new partner, Roger and Dave, Shades On Black, a 10 piece band, and John Hayden, a pianist. The evening was a huge success, enjoyed by audience and performers alike, and a fitting tribute to Terry,
Here we are performing 'A Fistful Of Cowboys' complete with props, well a pink cowboy hat!
Rachael Lloyd and Luke Gasper giving an emotional performance.
All the evening's performers sang the finale of 'Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer'