Tobias Tops £32,000 For Trinity

Putney knitting concert donations adds a further £900

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On Sunday night the final Putney Knitting Concert took place place with Schubert's String Quintet in C major in a packed All Saint's Church on Putney Common.

Organiser Robert Bridge introduced the Bernadel Quartet with Rebecca Wise on the cello. Robert informed the audience that the retiring collection would go to Trinity Hospice via the Tobias Davey fundraising page. Geoff Davey, who passed away earlier this month following a seven month battle with cancer, was a regular attendee at the knitting concerts and an enthusiastic member of the 1882 Singers.

The concert was a great success raising £900 which which was added to the fund. Looking around the congregation, you could observe members with knitting, crochet, embroidery, books, kindles or simply just sitting back and enjoying the sublime sound. The end came too soon and the musicians received great applause.

9 year old Tobias set out to raise £3000 through a 5k Colour Run, in Wembley Park on 1st June, raising funds for the hospice where his father was an in-patient.

Tobias said: &ldJuly 2, 2014y dad how much I love him. They have been looking after my dad, who has terminal cancer. The nurses and doctors there are fantastic - so kind and patient.”

Tobias's mother Vanessa recently told PutneySW15: "We are so proud of what he has achieved. This will be something he can look back on with great pride in later years."

If you would like to support Tobias’ fundraising you can do so here: but the page will be closing soon.

Catherine Sykes, Community Fundraiser at Trinity said: ‘It is really amazing that someone so young has decided to do something so important for both Trinity and his family. Tobias has nearly raised enough to fund a Trinity nurse for 6 months, so we really hope people can support his fundraising efforts’.

Fundraising like this helps to raise vital funds for Trinity Hospice, which provides skilled, compassionate care for terminally ill patients and their families in south-west and central London. Trinity receives less than a third of its funding from the government, so it relies on the generosity of local people to help it raise £7million every year to continue providing its vital care free of charge.

June 30, 2014