Stevenage fundraiser attended by pop star Kim Wilde a ‘resounding success’

The crowd sings along at the Waste Not Want Not event

The crowd sings along at the Waste Not Want Not event - Credit: Archant

The organiser behind a fundraiser attended by former pop star Kim Wilde has called the day a resounding success and vowed to repeat the feat next year.

Waste Not Want Not patron Kim Wilde, project leader Isobel Barnes and Hal Fowler

Waste Not Want Not patron Kim Wilde, project leader Isobel Barnes and Hal Fowler - Credit: Archant

Isobel Barnes – project leader for social enterprise Waste Not Want Not – hosted an afternoon of music at its garden nursery last weekend, raising more than £1,500 which will be used to replace a defunct van.

The community interest company works with people from all walks of life to rescue plants and horticultural materials from landfill and use them to create green spaces.

Waste Not Want Not patron Kim Wilde was among the guests to the group’s new nursery site, which was transformed in April from a four-acre derelict space situated between Stevenage and Knebworth on the B197 London Road.

Her West End performing husband Hal Folwer sang swing, jazz and Rat Pack songs during the event, which ran from 2pm until 6.30pm.

The crowd sings along at the Waste Not Want Not event

The crowd sings along at the Waste Not Want Not event - Credit: Archant


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Reflecting on the day, Isobel said: “Last Saturday was a resounding success and we plan to make it an annual event.

“Guests and volunteers had a wonderful time and the project now has more than £1,500 in cash in the coffers to go towards our new van.”

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For more visit www.wastenotwantnot.org.uk.

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