Search

St Joseph’s Hospice bazaar opened by Spooks actress Laila Rouass raises over £20,000

PUBLISHED: 18:44 20 November 2012

Lailla Rouass, centre left, at the St Joseph's Hospice bazaar

Lailla Rouass, centre left, at the St Joseph's Hospice bazaar

Archant

Spooks actress Laila Rouass mixed with Hackney residents on Saturday at the St Joseph’s Hospice Christmas bazaar.

The star of Strictly Come Dancing and Footballers’ Wives wanted to “giving something back” to the hospice in Mare Street, where her childhood friend spent her last few days.

“The care and support they gave her and her family was amazing,” said Rouass who also met patients and Father Christmas.

“I’m pleased to give something back to one of the most deserving organisations in east London—it’s a fantastic charity.”

Selling clothing, bags, shoes, books, jewellery, children’s toys and bric-a-brac, the hospice made an incredible £21,000.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Hackney Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Hackney Gazette