Massive Violins win Hospice Talent Show
CategoryFundraising|North London Hospice
Massive Violins, a group of seven cellists, defeated 13 other acts on Saturday night at the artsdepot in North Finchley to win the first ever North London’s Got Talent in aid of the Hospice.
The group won the judges’ vote with a medley of songs from The Sound of Music, and defeated dance trio Banji in the play-off between the top two finalists for the audience vote.
Over 200 performers graced the stage in front of a 400-strong audience displaying talents from across the board. From a Carribean steel drum band, cheerleading squads, dance crews and a ‘Dancing Grannie’, there was something to keep everyone entertained.
Richard Chatto, from the Massive Violins, said: “We were all surprised and delighted to win first prize in North London’s Got Talent. The runners-up were brilliant and it was a very close tie. The audience response was fabulous and we really loved performing in a great venue for a great cause. The organisers and the Hospice must have worked very hard to make it such a wonderful night. The whole event was a tremendous success.”
The group generously donated their prize money of £350 back to the Hospice.
Pam McClinton, North London Hospice Chief Executive, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make our first ever talent show so special – the talented participants, expert judges, generous sponsors, prize donors, volunteers and, of course, to everyone that bought a ticket. It costs just over £8 million each year to provide all the services at North London Hospice. We could not provide specialist care without the support given by the local community.“
The evening, sponsored by the Times Series and Enfield Independent, has so far raised around £11,200 for North London Hospice.