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Kilburn music night raises almost £1k for Bailey’s Wish

PUBLISHED: 13:18 14 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:46 14 March 2016

Musician Tom Murray, DJ Esther Jones and Brent & Kilburn Times news editor Lorraine King played sets for Bailey's Wish at the Good Ship in Kilburn (Pic: Adam Thomas)

Musician Tom Murray, DJ Esther Jones and Brent & Kilburn Times news editor Lorraine King played sets for Bailey's Wish at the Good Ship in Kilburn (Pic: Adam Thomas)

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A DJ and a musician have only £5,000 left to go in their bid to help a four-year-old girl raise £30,000 for life-changing surgery after a night of music and fundraising in Kilburn.

Proceeds from the music night wll go towards helping Bailey Walters-Lawrence,4, have a life-changing operation (Pic: Adam Thomas)Proceeds from the music night wll go towards helping Bailey Walters-Lawrence,4, have a life-changing operation (Pic: Adam Thomas)

DJ Esther Jones and musician Tom Murray gathered with music lovers for a night of club classics and soulful live performances at the Good Ship in Kilburn High Road yesterday evening, raising £982.50 to help Bailey Walters-Lawrence have surgery to help her walk.

Proceeds from the night, which was attended by Bailey’s mother Shermel Walter-Lawrence, bring the total raised since the Brent & Kilburn Times launched the Bailey’s Wish campaign to £24,695.97, meaning the team is just £5,304.03 off their fundraising target.

Tom Murray and Bailey's mother Shermel Walters-Lawrence were delighted at the turn out (Pic: Adam Thomas)Tom Murray and Bailey's mother Shermel Walters-Lawrence were delighted at the turn out (Pic: Adam Thomas)

Ms Jones said: “What an amazing turnout. We had a lovely bunch of people all having fun on behalf of Bailey with pure love in the atmosphere, super talented artists and DJs who all smashed it.

“The whole venue was doing the electric slide dance for Bailey! I am so proud to have worked with an amazing loving team. Thanks to all!”

Brent & Kilburn Times reporter Hannah McGrath and digital news editor Lorraine King celebrate Bailey's Wish with Shermel Walters-Lawrence and a family friend (Pic: Adam Thomas)Brent & Kilburn Times reporter Hannah McGrath and digital news editor Lorraine King celebrate Bailey's Wish with Shermel Walters-Lawrence and a family friend (Pic: Adam Thomas)

Bailey’s family have until April to find the funds for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital after they were told NHS funding for a clinical trial of the treatment could no longer be found.

Ms Walters-Lawrence, of Gorefield Place in Kilburn, said she felt “so blessed” at the turn out in aid of Bailey and added: “This is amazing news. I’m so overwhelmed it’s unreal-I’m so grateful for all the support.”

Performers and contributors for Bailey’s Wish music night

Live performances from:

-Tom Murray

-Susan

-Jennifer Romeo

-Linah IS

-Geraldine Reid

-Danna Solomon

-Smiley and the Underclass

DJ Sets from

-Esther Jones (The Ivy)

-Charlie Muir (The Library Club)

-STEDY (Westside Radio)

-DJ Kingy (Colourful Radio/ Brent & Kilburn Times)

Raffle Prize Donations from:

-The Library Club

-Mary Kay

-Harpers

-Bombshell Nails

-Rocket

-Havana club

-Starbucks Coffee

-Comedy Carnival

-Chelsea Football Club

-Rumba

-Cirque Noir

-Jameson (Irish Whiskey)

-Morgane Maurice

-Worldy Wicked & Wise

-Moonshine Clothing

-Queens Park Rangers Football Club

-The Goodship

-Odeon

-The London Dance Company Workshops

-Malibu

-House of Commons

-The Salusbury Pub & Dining Room

-Tricycle Theatre

The night featured DJ sets from Brent & Kilburn Times digital news editor Lorraine King, DJ Esther Jones, DJ Charlie Muir and DJ Stedy, and live performances from acoustic musician and organiser Tom Murray and singers Jennifer Romeo, Geraldine Reid, Danna Solomon and Linah Is.

Sales from a raffle with £3,000 of donated prizes and Bailey’s Wish T-shirts and ten per cent of drinks taking from the Good Ship bar all went towards the team’s fundraising efforts for little Bailey.

England and Arsenal footballer Rachel Yankey from Queen’s Park also donated a signed pair of football boots to the raffle.

Mr Murray said it was a “wicked” night and added: “It was such a great night- I’m still buzzing from all the adrenaline. There are far too many people to thank individually, but without you last night couldn’t have happened. All the people who stood in the cold working the door, the amazing musicians, the DJ’s. Big love to all of you.”

The next fundraising event in aid of Bailey will be a bowling afternoon on March 24, as well as a keep fit day at the College of North West London, for which Mr Murray has pledged to dye his hair pink.

Ms Walters-Lawrence will also be holding a series of family fun days to raise the remaining £5,000 needed after a day of bouncy castles and face painting raised £700 towards the Bailey’s Wish fund on March 6.

A limited number of Bailey’s Wish T-shirts in pink and black are available for £10 from tommurraymusic@hotmail.co.uk.

To help Bailey’s wish come true you can donate via the just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/baileyswish/

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