A charity gala evening at The Gatsby, in Berkhamsted, starring singer Gary Williams, and organised by local family solicitors, Raydens, raised nearly £5,000 for the Hospice of St Francis earlier this month. Please click here to view Rayden’s own news post relating to the event.

The British jazz singer and broadcaster, who played Frank Sinatra in the West End’s Rat Pack and who once sang at Buckingham Palace, performed to a packed audience at the black tie affair.  The evening was titled, Legends Of Las Vegas and Williams sang popular numbers from yesteryear including Mack The Knife, Fly Me To The Moon, That’s Amore and New York, New York.

This was the second time Williams has performed at The Gatsby, following his successful Frank Sinatra Jukebox evening last year when guests raised £3,000 for the Hospice.  This year, tickets sales combined with charity raising on the night including a raffle and a live auction raised £4,895 for the Hospice of St Francis.

Paula Butterworth, a partner and collaborative lawyer with Rayden Solicitors who organised the event with help from Solario Racing’s Simon Double, was thrilled with the fund raising effort:

“We’ve had a fabulous evening enjoying great food and hospitality at The Gatsby, singing along to the wonderful Gary Williams and we’ve raised nearly £5,000 for a very popular cause, The Hospice of St Francis, who do such a wonderful job.”

Berkhamsted family law firm, Rayden Solicitors triumphed at the national Family Law Awards last November taking home Family Law Firm of the Year, South while Solario Racing’s Spring Romance has won four of his five races this year for the Berkhamsted-based syndicate.