GOSH charity fun day in memory of Hitchin’s Richard Cornes raises tidy sum

The Three Moorhens staff with Richard Cornes' brother Kevin and Dad Mick at the charity day raising

The Three Moorhens staff with Richard Cornes' brother Kevin and Dad Mick at the charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Family and friends came together at a Hitchin pub at the weekend to remember much-missed regular Richard Cornes, and raise money for charity.

Richard Cornes, in whose memory the charity fun day was held. Picture: Cornes family

Richard Cornes, in whose memory the charity fun day was held. Picture: Cornes family - Credit: Archant

Richard’s brother Kevin posted on Facebook that his brother – who was 39 when he died in May – would have loved the event held at The Three Moorhens on Saturday in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Kevin said: “So proud of what the Moorhens have done today. Thank you.”

The Three Moorhens staff with Richard Cornes' brother Kevin and dad Mick at the charity day raising

The Three Moorhens staff with Richard Cornes' brother Kevin and dad Mick at the charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The fundraiser was summed up by one of their friends as a “lovely day for a lovely man”.

Richard, whose passions included Tottenham Hotspur FC and karaoke, now has a memorial plaque on one of the walls in the pub at Hitchin Hill.

The Three Moorhens charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of much-miss

The Three Moorhens charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of much-missed regular Richard Cornes. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

There was live music and karaoke at the fundraiser, as well as a bouncy castle, barbecue, face-painting and more.

The Three Moorhens thanked everyone who came to support the fun day, and confirmed that £416.92 had been raised for Great Ormond Street in Richard’s memory.

The Three Moorhens charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of much-miss

The Three Moorhens charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of much-missed regular Richard Cornes. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Three Moorhens charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of much-miss

The Three Moorhens charity day raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of much-missed regular Richard Cornes. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

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