Thousands raised for hospital diabetic units after successful 80s concert night

PAH Diabetes Unit

PAH Diabetes Unit - Credit: Archant

A grand total of £6,000 raised at a 1980s concert night has meant that Great Dunmow Round Table and 41 Club have been able to buy specialist equipment for diabetics units at Harlow and Epping Hospitals.

Caption: Former 41 Club chairman Shaun Pledger, (left) current 41 Club chairman and managing directo

Caption: Former 41 Club chairman Shaun Pledger, (left) current 41 Club chairman and managing director of Sound-One, Peter Noble with the teams from Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow and St Margarets Hospital in Epping. - Credit: Archant

Former 41 Club chairman Shaun Pledger, who has type one diabetes said: “When the teams at Harlow and Epping told me told me about their shortage of specialist equipment, I decided that the proceeds of this year’s charity concert should be dedicated to them. The concert was an absolute sell out and a brilliant night.

“I would like to thank the guys from Round Table and the 41 Club for manning the event and Sound-One for putting on a concert which would not look out of place on a West End stage.

“But most of all I would like to give a massive thank you to the people of Great Dunmow who came out in their masses to party hard and raise such a fantastic amount.”

Great Dunmow Round Table and its partner ex-Tabler’s club (known as 41 Club) is an award- winning young men’s group, described as a social club with a conscience.

The clubs runs the bar and barbecue at Dunmow Carnival and organises the town’s fireworks display and helps Father Christmas with his sleigh. Round Table/41 Club trips this year have included a mass cycle ride to Ypres, a tandem bike ride from Scotland to Dunmow, boating down the Thames, driving around the Nurbergring race track in Germany and building the world’s biggest bike which was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.