ABBA fans can indulge themselves this weekend while raising money for a cause that will forever be close to Cheshire people’s hearts.  

The Remembering Nell Foundation is hosting Mamma Mia, an ABBA tribute night, on Saturday, September 23, at Goostrey Village Hall.

The foundation was set up in memory of Holmes Chapel Comprehensive school girl and Knutsford Young Farmer, Nell Jones, who was tragically killed in the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22, 2017.

Nell was just 14-year-old when the tragedy occurred, and mum, Jayne Jones, says Saturday’s event is a way of kickstarting fundraising for the year leading up to what would have been Nell’s 21st birthday.

Knutsford Guardian: Nell Jones was just 14 years old when she lost her life in the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017Nell Jones was just 14 years old when she lost her life in the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 (Image: Jayne Jones)

Jayne has described Nell as ‘a cherished daughter, sister, and friend, who was dearly loved by all’.

She said: “Nell would’ve been 21 next year, and we’re planning a big fundraising ball to celebrate it.

"Saturday's event in Goostrey is really just to remind people we’re still here, and there'll be more to come.

“When you get support, it does lift you again.

“Working with the foundation has been a great help. It can be very emotional sometimes because it reminds you she’s not here, when she should be.

“Nell was very kind and considerate and always there for her friends. That was the whole idea behind the foundation.

“This is what we can do for her now.

“I was a big ABBA fan in the 70s. When I was in my teens, they were huge.

“I’m going, of course, but I don’t think I’ll be dressing up.”

Mamma Mia will include a live ABBA tribute band, a Greek-inspired home-made supper of moussaka and salad, a raffle, and a licensed bar.

There are still tickets left, which cost £35, with all proceeds going to the Remembering Nell Foundation.

Jayne added: “The charity isn’t about us raising money. It’s about us raising money in a way Nell would have wanted.

“We’re trying to make something positive out of something so terrible.

“We can keep her name alive and keep her going. That’s what it’s all about."

Tickets can be purchased from Caroline, on 07836 386327.