A £3,800 donation from East Herts Council chairman Jonathan Kaye will help Isabel Hospice continue its crucial work, said one of its life presidents.

Barbara Doherty said: “We’re so grateful to councillor Kaye for choosing us as his charity last year and for all his support and interest in the work of the hospice. This generous donation could cover the cost of 16 hours of care for everyone at the in-patient unit, bringing care and comfort to patients and their families.” 

He held a fundraising dinner in Ware last winter featuring TV historian David Olusoga who has recently appeared on BBC Television with his series, A House Through Time.

Cllr Kaye said: “Through his columns in The Observer and his TV series on British history, David has that wonderful ability to bring alive a subject that for some, could be stodgy but in many ways is so fascinating. For him to come from his home in Bristol to East Herts and help raise money for Isabel Hospice was terrific.”