MORE than £1,500 has been raised in memory of well known rock and roller Gerry Richardson.

Friends and family of Gerry, well-loved in the rock and roll community, recently packed out Gilt Edge Club in Kidderminster to pay tribute to him.

The event raised £1,500 for Primrose Hospice which supported Gerry and his partner Eve in the last months of his life.

In April 2017, Gerry was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

He died in November 2018, aged 76.

His partner Eve, from Wire Hill, Redditch, said: “Primrose supported Gerry and myself so well during the last months of his life, neither of us could imagine how we would have coped without them.”

Gerry, known to many as “Gerry from Worcester”, had been on the live music scene since the 1970s.

Eve said: “People talk about him as a lovely man and a true gentleman.

“The dance was his idea and I promised him that I would make it happen.

“He wanted all of his friends to come together and remember him, to enjoy a really good evening and to raise money for Primrose."

Gerry’s favourite band, Mark Keeley’s Good Rockin’ Tonight performed during the evening, along with DJ, JD (Just Dec).

Sarah Harris, community fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, said: “It is humbling to hear what a difference Primrose Hospice’s support makes to a family going through a difficult time.

“This support is only possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of our wonderful community.”