Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Fund-Raising Concert

Alder Hey Concert

l-r Clare Grehan (Headteacher, Willaston Primary School), Tanya Lloyd (Deputy Headteacher, Willaston Primary School), Irene Axon (Alder Hey Children's Charity), Ffion Owen, Emma Clarke (Conductor, The Co-operative Wind Bands), Carol and David Owen.

A charity fundraising evening concert took place on Friday 15th November 2013 at Brine Leas School in Nantwich.
The concert consisted of group and solo performances from The Co-operative Junior & Beginner Wind Bands and Willaston Primary School .
The concert was organised as a thank you to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for the treatment and care they provided to Ffion Owen, aged 10, who was a patient at the hospital for eight weeks over the Summer this year. Ffion is a member of The Co-operative Beginner Wind Band and is also a Year 5 pupil at Willaston Primary School. She gave a solo clarinet performance of Mahler's March during the concert.
An audience of two hundred people enjoyed the event. £660.50 was raised and Ffion Owen presented a cheque to Irene Axon from Alder Hey Children's Charity, which supports Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
Irene Axon from Alder Hey Children's Charity said, “The money raised will make a huge difference to the work we do at Alder Hey. On behalf of all the children in Alder Hey now and in the future I would like to say a big thank you.”
Ffion’s parents Carol & David Owen said, "It was fabulous to see so many people come out in support of such a fantastic hospital. We would like to thank Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Leighton Hospital and North West Ambulance Service for saving our daughters life earlier this year. We would also like to thank The Co-operative Wind Bands and Willaston Primary School for performing and Andrew Cliffe at Brine Leas School for loaning us the use of his hall."
Concert organiser and Co-operative Youth Wind Bands manager Jackie Davies said, "The success of the evening has astounded us. To raise £660.50 in these times was a fantastic effort. We had a most enjoyable evening with over eighty children taking part and nearly two hundred people in the audience. We thank everyone for their support".

Jonathan White