Search

Patti Boulaye rocks ’em in the aisles at Mildmay Hospital’s Christmas bash in Spitalfields

PUBLISHED: 19:53 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 20:04 20 December 2017

Patti Boulaye belts out a hit at Mildmay Hospital's Christmas fundraiser bash. Picture: Kois Miah

Patti Boulaye belts out a hit at Mildmay Hospital's Christmas fundraiser bash. Picture: Kois Miah

Kois Miah

Patti Boulaye had ’em rocking in the church aisles with its A-List of showbiz celebs in the audience who turned up in London’s East End for Mildmay Hospital’s Christmas charity concert.

Robert Powell, Linda Robson and Richard Arnold at Mildmay Hospital's packed Christmas concert at Sptalfields Church. Picture: Kois Miah Robert Powell, Linda Robson and Richard Arnold at Mildmay Hospital's packed Christmas concert at Sptalfields Church. Picture: Kois Miah

She was one of the stars helping the Shoreditch charity hospital raise enough to run its unique medical services into the New Year.

They included Robert Powell who starred in Jesus of Nazareth and The 39 Steps, Linda Robson from Birds of a Feather and Loose Women, Richard Arnold from Good Morning Britain, Stephanie Beacham from Dynasty and Anita Dobson from East Enders and Call the Midwife.

Last night’s concert staged at Hawkesmoor’s historic Spitalfields Christ Church was packed to its Georgian rafters, the hospital’s traditional venue for its atmospheric annual festive season fundraiser.

“We are simply blown away by how many stars lined up to support us,” Mildmay’s fundraiser Kerry Reeves-Kneip said. “We’ve reached a record £11,000 so far, including £5,000 last night alone.”

Stephanie Beacham and Anita Dobson share a moment at the Mildmay Christmas concert. Picture: Kois Miah Stephanie Beacham and Anita Dobson share a moment at the Mildmay Christmas concert. Picture: Kois Miah

The Mildmay declared it was “probably the most Christmassy event of the year”.

The concert was funded by Genesis Housing which built its new hospital complex behind Shoreditch Church that replaced the original Victorian medical mission.

The mission opened in 1866 to tackle the cholera epidemic sweeping the packed slums of London’s East End. A purpose-built hospital opened in 1892.

The new complex opened in 2014 replacing the Victorian building is the country’s leading Aids and HIV specialist medical centre, but needs public donations to keep its unique service going.

Latest East London News Stories

56 minutes ago

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Yesterday, 10:28

A gold-medal winning Olympian officially open a new all-weather hockey pitch in Mile End park which can be used by all the community.

Thu, 16:31

Hundreds of families fearing for their safety following last summer’s Grenfell tower-block fire tragedy have called on Tower Hamlets Council to improve measures “before there is another disaster”.

Thu, 12:40

Police investigating a unprovoked violent attack which left the victim partially blinded have released the image of a man they would like to speak to.

Thu, 11:54

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to hold a 48 hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” of industrial relations.

Thu, 09:52

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Thu, 08:40

The American president has been given “a clear message” that he isn’t welcome in London’s East End after Tower Hamlets Council last night voted unanimously to declare “a Trump-free zone”.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now