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Metro fundraisers boost for hospital

PUBLISHED: 11:45 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:06 25 August 2010

STAFF at the bar where teenager Rob Knox was fatally stabbed have raised money for the hospital that tried to save him.

STAFF at the bar where teenager Rob Knox was fatally stabbed have raised money for the hospital that tried to save him.

Managers at Metro Bar, in Station Road, Sidcup, raised £1,500 for Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, by washing cars, waxing chests and selling cakes, last Thursday .

The bar's licence was reviewed by Bexley council after 18-year-old Harry Potter actor Mr Knox was knifed outside along with five friends on May 24.

Manager Lee Bentley, 41, from Sidcup, said: "Some of the youngsters here asked if we could do a charity day to show they're sensible and not as bad as people think.

"A couple of them, including some of the people here when Rob Knox was killed, wanted to do something for the place that treated them all."

The fundraisers also took sponsorship money to grew moustaches and auctioned off 'hunks'.

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