Music students raise over £800 for young cancer patients

More than 19 pupils from the Dinah Foster Music Academy in Suffolk took part in a Practice-a-thon concert in aid of young lives against cancer.

Dinah Foster Music Academy Practice-a-thon 1

Organised by Dinah Foster, the Practice-a-thon lasted six weeks, with pupils being sponsored for every day they practised. Special mention should go to Tom Chapman and Phoebe Nunn, who practised every day of the six weeks.

The pupils' concert was held in Wingfield Barns in Suffolk with over 100 people in attendance. It was a packed venue with a fantastic atmosphere.

Dinah Foster said: "Almost all of my pupils participated, with a range of abilities from beginners to Grade 8.

"They had the opportunity to perform on a beautiful Bechstein grand piano, and they all rose to the occasion."

"The programme contained an eclectic mix of solos and duets, plus highlights including a vocal number, a trio, and a performance by flautist Daniel Gibbs of the Cantilena from Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano”.

Afterwards there were refreshments, which was a good opportunity for everybody to have a chat and talk about some of the amazing performances.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Emma Taylor said: “We are hugely grateful to Dinah and all her pupils who have given up so much of their time and energy to make this wonderful contribution towards CLIC Sargent. 

"We are absolutely thrilled with the success of the event and we really appreciate the generosity that has gone into raising the money.  Every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.”

Find out more

To find out how you can do your own fundraising for CLIC Sargent please contact the Supporter Engagement Team on 0300 330 0803 (option 2) or