Praise For Mother of Murdered Alice

Fundraising for music charity has now raised over £30,000


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Charity bosses have praised the tireless work of Ros Hodgkiss who has raised more than £30,000 in her daughter's name.

Since Alice Gross' murder in August 2014, her mother has been raising money for Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund,  which she and her husband José Gross set up in memory of their daughter.

She hopes to create a lasting legacy of music-making for disadvantaged young people in tribute to Alice, a talented singer and musician. Money has been raised through a variety of events including musical performances, supper club get-togethers, sponsored runs and local summer events such as the Hanwell Carnival.

Youth Music supports over 400 music projects around the country for young people in challenging circumstances, including disability, poverty and mental health issues, and those facing difficult life situations such as being a refugee or being brought up in care. The charity reaches out to over 75,000 children annually, many in the most deprived boroughs in the UK. However, Youth Music has to turn down two out of three applications for funding due to limited financial resources. 

On Tuesday, July 21st a host of stars will be performing at the Ambassadors Theatre, London in ‘A Concert for Alice’ to raise money for Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund.  Award-winning singer-songwriter and Youth Music Ambassador Laura Mvula will head the bill which includes West End star Julie Atherton, X-Factor stars Niki Evans and Lloyd Daniels along with the electronic string quartet and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Escala.  The London Contemporary Voices choir and dance troupe Zoonation Youth Company will also be performing in an evening of uplifting music and dance in memory of Alice. 

Youth Music’s CEO Matt Griffiths said :  “Ros has been tireless in her efforts to raise funds for Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund. In the face of such a horrific tragedy, her sterling effort to support our work is humbling and very much appreciated”   

Donations can also be made to Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund here.


Tickets for 'A Concert For Alice' are available from the Ambassadors Theatre box office on Tel: 08448 112 334 and further information is available at .



15th July 2015


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