The Piano Room supports Practice-a-thon for a decade

A concert has been held in Westray, Scotland to celebrate The Piano Room's 10th anniversary of teaching, with eight past pupils returning to Westray especially for the concert.

During this time, the musical company has raised over £6,000 for CLIC Sargent by taking part in the charity's musical fundraiser, Practice-a-thon.

The Piano Room supports Practice-a-thon for a decade

Louise Harcus opened the Piano Room in 2004, having been teaching since 2002.

Sixty pupils have been taught a range of musical instruments, mainly piano but also guitar, recorders, music classes and bucket drums.

Louise explains: "It is a great way to encourage the pupils to practice their instruments daily while collecting sponsorship and over £6,000 has been raised by The Piano Room in the past 10 years."

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Peter Logie, attended the concert and was presented with a cheque for £1,027.75 that had been raised this year alone. A further £520 was raised during the concert from ticket sales and raffle money.

Peter also made a presentation to Louise in recognition of the £6,000 raised in support of children and young people with cancer, and their families.

He said: "Louise must be congratulated on giving so many youngsters in Westray the opportunity to learn an instrument; it cannot be overstated how worthwhile that is. 

"I’m sure she would agree that thanks should also go to all the parents who have encouraged their children along the way. Thank you Louise!"

Get involved

Sign up ›Sign up to take part in the Practice-a-thon today and have fun developing your musical, singing and dancing skills whilst helping to support young cancer patients, and their families.

Schools and clubs can even choose to keep 25% of the money you raise to reinvest in musicial initiatives.

For more information about CLIC Sargent's Practice-a-thon, please contact our team on: 08451 206 340 or email: practiceathon@clicsargent.org.uk.

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