Elvis night raises hundreds for Naomi House

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A NIGHT with ‘The King’ helped raise hundreds of pounds for a children’s hospice.

Naomi House Children’s Hospice, based near Winchester, organised a special night of Elvis entertainment to raise vital funds.

More than 160 people attended the event at Cosham Community Centre and raised £950.

Award-winning Elvis impersonator Barry Paull sang The King’s classics while guests danced the night away.

Hilary Jukes, Portsmouth community fundraising co-ordinator for Naomi House and Jack’s Place, the hospice for teenagers, said: ‘Thank you to everyone who came along and made the evening such a success.

‘It costs over £5m each year to run all our services. We raise 85 per cent of our income from individuals, groups and companies and so fundraising events like this are really important to enable us to continue to provide vital support to local families free of charge.’

If you would like to get involved in supporting the hospice call (01962) 843513 or visit naomihouse.org.uk.