In Her Memory

Hanwell Carnival's accoustic tent dedicated to Alice Gross

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In tribute to local teenager, Alice Gross, this year's Hanwell Carnival’s acoustic music tent will be dedicated in her memory.

The 14-year-old was a talented, upcoming musician who had previously taken a key role in the carnival and was featured on the 2013 programme cover. She was killed last summer.

Her devoted family have set up Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund, which provides donations to the National Foundation for Youth Music. The fund has had tremendous support, not only from the local community but from all over the world, so far raising more than £20,000 towards providing more than 90,000 young people with the opportunity to make music and helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives.

Alice’s Acoustic Tent will feature young, local musicians, and acts who have performed there in the past, to deliver an afternoon of top-quality performances and happy vibes.

Matt Griffiths, chief executive of the National Foundation for Youth Music, said: “Community music-making is at the heart of what we do at Youth Music and we’re very grateful that this wonderful annual community event in Hanwell is using music to support Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund.

“We feel humbled that the community is making such a valuable contribution towards our work with disadvantaged young people and in so doing, creating a lasting tribute to Alice.”

Hanwell Carnival, believed to be London’s oldest carnival, is on Saturday June 20th June, Elthorne Park, Boston Rd. Entry is free.
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16th April 2015