Thousands raised for Jago funds

Charity Fundraiser for Jago at the Evergreen Art Cafe.

Charity Fundraiser for Jago at the Evergreen Art Cafe.

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A WHOPPING £2,300 has been added to The Jago Worrall Foundation funds following the latest event.

Evergreen Art Cafe in Sheaf Street hosted the art and wine evening in conjunction with the Daventry Express on Thursday last week.

The evening consisted of a charity auction, raffle, wine tasting courtesy of Waitrose in the town and music from Audible Fidelity in Daventry.

There was also a visit from artist Ryan Hadley who was on hand to talk about his work.

The money was designed to raise funds for the foundation to help two-year-old Jago Worrall. He was left with severe brain injuries after he nearly drowned in an accident at a pond in the family home last year. His family are now fundraising to help his rehabilitation.

The deputy editor of the Daventry Express, Amanda Chalmers, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the amount raised at this event. A big thank you to Simon Williams and all the staff at the art cafe for organising this fantastic event.

“A big thank you also to Waitrose and Audible Fidelity for providing entertainment throughout the evening and everyone who donated prizes for the auction and the raffle. On behalf of the family, I can assure you that this effort makes a real difference.”

The owner of the art cafe, Simon Williams, said: “It was a really good attendance on the night and to me just shows what people are prepared to do for such a good cause. It was a great night.”

The final total was £2,339.