Friends who met when their partners were in the hospice have staged a memorial music event in aid of Mountbatten.

Sylvia Bridger and David Khan have supported the hospice since their partners, Stan and Pam, died at Mountbatten around two years ago.

Last month, they organised an event at the Riverside Centre, where David’s band, The Rockets, performed 50s rock and roll music, raising £1,223.

“David and I have become good friends and the hospice means so much to us both,” said Sylvia.

“We socialise together, we help each other if we need to and we both feel a sense of home at the hospice, which is why it’s a pleasure to do our bit.”

A raffle was also held on the night, supported by staff from Asda, which donated £300 towards the final total.

Island DJ Wild Wolfie Smith also played 50s and 60s rock and roll.

“We really appreciate the support of Sylvia and David and we thank them for organising this event for us,” said Mountbatten’s head of fundraising, Katie Mew.

“Every penny raised goes towards helping people on the Isle of Wight experiencing death, dying and bereavement.

“It means a huge amount to us that both Sylvia and David have experienced our care and are so keen to help us help more people.”