Smile for Hatti shines as Eliza Doolittle rocks Guildford charity gig

PUBLISHED: 11:16 14 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:00 14 January 2015

Tom Morley (organiser of the event), Dominique Frazer (owner of The Boileroom) and Eliza Doolittle (musician) backstage (Photo Blake Allen)

Tom Morley (organiser of the event), Dominique Frazer (owner of The Boileroom) and Eliza Doolittle (musician) backstage (Photo Blake Allen)

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Pop star Eliza Doolittle headlined a special charity gig at the Boileroom to remember Guildford’s Hatti Sandall.

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The 24-year-old, who sadly passed away at the start of January, had been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma last year.

Such was Hatti’s popularity that her friends set up a Smile for Hatti campaign to support her and the hospice providing her care. The campaign has since raised over £10,000.

To mark her memory, Tom Morley, a musician and friend, organised the gig at the Boileroom with a line-up featuring Tusks, Tweed & Hyenas, Bat & Ball, THOS and Eliza Doolittle.

“Tom asked me to do it and I couldn’t say no. It is for such a good cause,” said Eliza, who played Hatti’s favourite song You & Me with THOS.

Among the hundreds that attended the event, actor Nicholas Hoult, best known as Hank in X Men and the eponymous hero in Jack the Giant Slayer, was also in the audience.

“I really couldn’t have hoped for a better night,” said organiser Tom Morley. “There was a fantastic turnout and the overall feeling was such a nice one given the sad circumstances.”

The gig has raised over £2,500, which will be be split between charities Smile for Hatti and Sarcoma

 

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