Charity run for late music legend ‘Jazz’ raises �1,500

FRIENDS and family of the late Wisbech “music legend” Michael ‘Jazz’Ball took part in a charity run and raised �1,500 for Cancer Research.

Jazz, who spent more than two decades teaching people to play the electric guitar, lost his battle with cancer aged 46 in February and those who were closest to him braced the wet and cold to complete a 5km run around Ferry Meadows Country Park in his memory.

Helen Hall, who is Jazz’s sister and was part of the Race 4 Jazz team, was thrilled to have raised so much to support the groundbreaking work of a charity that has saved millions of people’s lives.

She said; “Obviously we are very pleased to have raised so much for charity.

“Since the race was postponed from earlier this year it was a bit cold and we mostly walked it but one of us actually ran the race.

“Unfortunately my aunt Barbara Beresford and her husband, who were the main organisers, were ill and could not run on the day but their support was very important.”

Jazz played in several bands including Euphoria, Hair of the Dog and Sphere and there are already plans to organise another fundraising event for next summer with a musical theme.

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Helen said: “We are thinking of putting on a music concert since Jazz was part of various bands. Hopefully we will get the ball rolling soon.”

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