Emily decided to organise the concert when one of her friends, Sophie Williams, aged 11, was diagnosed with leukaemia. Emily wanted to do something to show her support for Sophie and help other children and young people who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
Emily said: “I think it is a great way to raise awareness for people in need. I have known Sophie for a few years now, and CLIC Sargent has been supporting her. I am a child as well, so I know how difficult it can be. Music is something I can do, and I know I wanted to do it for charity.”
Emily is a very talented musician who has played oboe in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain for three years. Last year, she played before the Queen in Westminster Hall as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
The charity concert was held on the 18 May 2013 to a sold out audience, with performances from soloists and ensembles from the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, Pate's Grammar School, Woodmancote School’s 'Voices' and the 'Guys and Dolls' cast from the Everyman Youth Company.
Make a donation
By lunchtime on the day of the concert, £1,660 had already been raised for CLIC Sargent and more is still coming in.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit Emily’s JustGiving page.
For more information
To find out how you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Fundraising Manager Ceris Bradley on 0117 314 8630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.