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Charity night in memory of fight victim

PUBLISHED: 15:26 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 16 August 2010

A CHARITY event held in memory of a man who died after a fight outside a bar has raised approximately £8,000. Some 200 people attended the black tie Paul Baker s Charity Fundraising Dinner Dance in the Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath last Friday on what woul

A CHARITY event held in memory of a man who died after a fight outside a bar has raised approximately £8,000.

Some 200 people attended the black tie Paul Baker's Charity Fundraising Dinner Dance in the Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath last Friday on what would have been Mr Baker's 27th birthday.

Mr Baker died on May 7 last year when he hit his head on a pavement during a fight outside The Lounge, Chislehurst.

The event in his memory was to raise money for Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup where Mr Baker was treated before he tragically died of severe brain injuries.

Friends and family of Mr Baker wore black tie and ball gowns to the glittering event and Football Factory actor Tamer Hassan, from Chislehurst, led an auction of football and film memorabilia.

After a three-course meal, guests were then entertained by soul singer Fil Straughan and a DJ. Friend Marc Hooper who helped organise the event said: "The atmosphere was electric from the start.

"As guests entered we had the DVD up on screen with pictures of Paul and scrolling credits of companies who had donated to the auction and special thanks to people who had helped. Every single person said they would do it again as a celebration of Paul's life and to raise money for charity.

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