£40k raised in Louise’s name

FRIENDS: Organising committee members Sarah Isaacs, Nicola Lewis, Sue Haft, Debra Coupland, Debbie Addlestone, Kary Goodwin, Janine Field and Tracy Bickler

MORE than 460 people raised over £40,000 in memory of the late Louise Haft.

Proceeds from the event will be divided between providing two special family rooms in Ward J97 at the Bexley Cancer Wing at St James’s Hospital in Leeds, and the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board to run the Louise Haft Community Cookery Course.

The money was raised, in part, thanks to one of Louise’s favourite hobbies — bingo.

An ABBA tribute band also performed, as the Money, Money, Money singers were her favourites.

Organising committee member Sue Haft said: “It is a true testament to the love and respect in which Louise was held, that such a large and diverse section of the Leeds community and beyond came to support the event.

“We were overwhelmed by the support, not only from Leeds but also from Israel, America, Manchester and London.

“It was a celebration of Louise’s life, full of joy and love, and a wonderful tribute to her memory.”

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