Concerts in memory of tragic Liora


A young woman who died from a sudden illness is to be remembered in a series of fundraising concerts.

Liora Rosenberg, a former JFS pupil, died in April aged 20 after falling critically ill with a bleed on the brain and pneumonia.

Now her family and friends are paying tribute to her with live gigs to raise money for an ambulance through the Hatzola charity.

Two concerts will be held on November 2 and 3 in Soho, central London. The musical sets will include songs by Amy Winehouse.

Performers are expected to include Miss Rosenberg's friend, Charlotte Kaye, and professional singers who came forward following an online appeal. The concerts will include auctions and raffles, for which prizes are being sought.

Lauren Rosenberg, Liora's mother, said: "These events are important to us because we are trying to fulfil Liora's last wish, which was to raise £100,000 to purchase a fully kitted ambulance for the Hatzola NW charity.

"We have raised £40,000 to date through family and friends and now need to widen the appeal.

"And on another level, these and future events are opportunities to celebrate Liora's life and ensure her legacy."

In the days before Liora's death, more than 14,500 people signed up to a Facebook group which asked users to do a mitzvah in her name.

Miss Rosenberg's parents, who are members of Hendon United Synagogue, maintained a vigil at the Royal London Hospital during her illness.

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