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Music to raise cash in memory of teen knife attack victim

PUBLISHED: 11:07 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 17:25 25 August 2010

BANDS battled it out at a charity bash to raise money in aid of a foundation set up in memory of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen who was killed in May last year.

BANDS battled it out at a charity bash to raise money in aid of a foundation set up in memory of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen who was killed in May last year.

Young musicians took to the stage at The Dirty South pub in Lee last Saturday where they competed for a place to play at the 'Sparkle' gig at the IndigO2 in May next year, an event organised to celebrate the month Jimmy would have turned 18.

Nearly £1,000 was made from the event which will go to the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, a charity set up to help youngsters gain apprentice placements.

A race night, held on Friday at the Ye Olde Leather Bottle pub in Dover Road Northfleet also raised £400.

Jimmy Mizen Foundation spokesperson Phil Cone said: "There was an amazing turnout for the Battle of the Bands. There were a lot of young people which shows their level of commitment to the values of the foundation. Long may it continue."

Jimmy died on May 10 last year after being attacked by 19-year-old Jake Fahri in the Three Cook's bakery in Lee who was sentenced to life for his murder in March this year.

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