Singer raises hundreds for Age UK

When the VE Day events she was due to sing at were cancelled Kim Bonsor decided to perform for her neighbours.

Kim on VE Day
Kim on VE Day

Residents of St Andrews Road, Tarring were entertained with Kim's set with the stage her front garden.

She said: "It was a very special afternoon, lots of my neighbours came out of their houses to sing along and wave flags.

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"Lots of us decorated our houses with flags and bunting. We sang songs from WW2 including 'We'll meet again and 'There'll always be and England'.

"Everybody stood for the National Anthem. It was a beautiful day and everybody enjoyed it.

"It had been livestreamed on Facebook and reached over 12,000 views already so its lovely people could enjoy it at home as well.

"I have managed to raise some money for Age UK as well, which is great as they are under strain and the elderly need our support at the moment."

Kim has already reached her target of £500 and her page is still open for further donations.

Age UK is the leading charity for older people. They provide advice, support and companionship to more than 7 million older people every year – helping to ease loneliness, provide answers and be a listening ear when it’s needed most. Right now, Age UK’s services – like their free advice line and telephone friendship service – have never been more important.

To donate to Kim's page, click here

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