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Charlotte Hooper's open mic night raises cash for Help Harry Help Others charity
2:14pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
Singers, bands and a saxophone player took to the stage at a charity open mic night.
Charlotte Hooper, 14, of Nicholsons Grove, Colchester, organised the fundraiser on Saturday night in aid of charity Help Harry Help Others.
The teenager decided to raise money for the cause as she used to speak to the founder, Harry Moseley, on Twitter before he passed away following a brain tumour in 2011 aged 11.
She said: “I was really scared before – I didn’t think I would be as nervous as I was. When it started I was fine.
“We had a few problems with the amps but I think everything else went well.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy it.”
Charlotte before Saturday's event
About 30 people attended the event, which was held in Cardinal Bourne Hall in Priory Road, raising £160 for the charity.
Although the turnout was not quite as high as she was hoping, Charlotte was pleased with the cash raised on the night.
She said: “I’m really happy that I have done it.
“The charity really inspired me so to be able to give something back to them was really nice.”
On the night Charlotte also sold bracelets made by the charity to raise extra cash.
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