For over 10 years Liz and her friend and fellow piano teacher Suzanne have been putting on a show to celebrate their students' musical achievements and raise money for charity at the same time.
This year they chose to support CLIC Sargent as Liz's best friend's son had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. There was a risk Leo could lose his leg, but following a successful operation he is now not only able to walk and run again, but also has returned to football.
The concert was held at Eaton Socon Parish Church in St Neots, Cambridgeshire where 32 students aged from six to 17, performed on keyboards, brass, woodwind and drums, providing something for everyone.
They had great turn out of family and friends and raised a fantastic £360 which is the most they have ever raised. The group very kindly donated £330 to CLIC Sargent in support of children and young people with cancer.
Liz and Suzanne said: "The children played brilliantly and did us proud. It is nerve-wracking performing to a large audience in such an awe-inspiring venue, but they played with confidence and musicality. Leo’s Nan, said that she felt very humbled on Leo’s behalf."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: "Christmas is a time for family and friends and for thinking of others. The students have managed to do all that in one afternoon by performing for their family and friends and raising funds to help us support children and young people with cancer and their families - families like Leo’s."
Find out more
To find out how you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Karen Roberts on 01284 829 090 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.