A toe-tapping rock’n’roll charity event raised a staggering £14,250 for London Air Ambulance last week.
The extravaganza, held outside the Old Bank pub in the Blue last Sunday, was “absolutely fantastic”, according to organiser Julie O’Sullivan.
The Queen Victoria landlady said: “It was great, and I can’t thank all the people who helped and donated enough. We raised an incredible amount for a fantastic cause.”
The day featured tribute performances to a selection of music legends, including Elvis, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. There were also food and drink tents, activities, games, a disco and karaoke.
All money raised went towards the London Air Ambulance, the life-saving charity that serves the ten million people who live, work and travel within the M25.
Simon Hughes, former MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, attended and helped promote the event.
He said: “We all owe a huge thanks to Julie O’Sullivan for coming up with the idea for helping the London Air Ambulance here in Bermondsey.
“The helicopter and crews which come five times a day to save lives in London deserve our 100 per cent support, and Bermondsey last week threw a bit more money into the kitty to keep help them keep on with their lifesaving work.”