country & gospel concert raises over £500 for new fair havens hospice


07 March 2018

On Friday 23rd February, St Michael’s Church in Daws Heath opened its doors for a night of live Country and Gospel music to raise money for the new Fair Havens Hospice that will be built near Priory Park.

The concert was organised by Havens Hospices’ Chaplain Revd. John Kennett, who is an accomplished guitarist, singer-songwriter having written over 50 songs some of which has been published in Christian song books. 

The evening was a great success raising over £500 for the new adult hospice. A packed church were treated to a variety of songs including, ‘Blowing in the Wind’ by Bob Dylan, ‘You’re my Best Friend’ by Hank Williams and  ‘Love lifted Me’ by Kenny Rogers.

Revd. John Kennett, Havens Hospices Chaplain said,

“Working in the Chaplaincy at Havens Hospices, I have the privilege to meet with many of our patients and their families throughout their journey. What is vitally important to everyone I meet is how Havens Hospices cares for all of the family and we need the new hospice to continue providing that care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses across South East Essex and their families.

“I wanted to organise this concert not only to put on an enjoyable evening of live music, but to also raise much needed funds for the new Fair Havens Hospice; so that we can continue to provide specialist care and ultimately continue ‘Making every day count’ for all our patients and their families. Thank you to everyone who joined me for the evening both in the band and in the audience and raised £515 for the new hospice.”

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