Thousands of pounds have been raised for the Florence Nightingale Hospice in memory of a music mogul from Jordans who died in 2016.
A crowd of people at the Jolly Cricketers, Seer Green, saw a cheque worth £2,400 presented to Emma Carroll of the charity in honour of musician, singer and songwriter Nick Bell.
Nick was cared for in the hospice at Stoke Mandeville Hospital during a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.
Before retiring to the village, Nick was a singer and guitarist with Southend band The Receeders, but spent part of his career as a tour manager for the bands Badfinger and Deep Purple.
The Jolly Cricketers team, together with Nick’s widow Georgina, organised a series of fundraising events throughout 2016, including auctions, raffles and a music festival.
And in June last year , a group of musicians came together to record a charity single in tribute to their friend.
Nick introduced live music to the Jolly Cricketers and was the House Musician for many years.
Georgina said: “I’ve fulfilled Nick’s wish to raise money for the hospice, something that he wasn’t able to do.
“The fundraising events have been about celebrating Nick’s life as a fabulous dad and husband too.”
The cheque presentation was part of an evening of live music featuring The Skin and Blister Sisters and Les Payne, who often performed with Nick.