Charity jazz tea raises vital funds

A charity Jazz Tea has been a huge success thanks to a Walton-on-Thames retailer.

Over £1,500 has been raised for the Karen Morris Memorial Trust after Colbornes Volkswagen donated hundreds of pounds to sponsor its event.

Guests’ to the event at Riverhouse Barn enjoyed the musical styling’s’ of jazz artist Shella Barth and other musician friends including the Sam Walker Trio, Drako Deo, Mike Head and legendary vocalist and percussionist, Frank Holder.

The Karen Morris Memorial Trust was started by mother Sylvia Morris, who lost her daughter, Karen Morris, to leukaemia, aged just 23.

The funds raised will go directly to projects which help to ease the emotional and physical pain of leukaemia patients and their families.

The Trust’s Chair, Sylvia Morris, said: “I can’t stress enough how grateful I am to Colbornes Volkswagen, without their generosity the Jazz Tea would not have happened.

“The afternoon was enjoyed by all but also raised awareness about the importance of supporting those who are suffering with leukaemia and their family and friends.”

Colbornes Volkswagen’s brand manager, Darren Venn, said: We are glad the Jazz Tea was a huge success and such a huge amount was raised for a fantastic local cause.

“We were happy to support the charity and wish it all the best with their future fund raising efforts.”