Students raise over £1,500 for Alzheimer’s Society

Sixth Form, Charity, Music

Motivated by the impact Alzheimer’s disease has had on their families, two of our students held a concert and raised £1,583.96 for the Alzheimer’s Society. They presented a cheque, along with Mr Benedict, to a representative from the charity on Thursday 16 June.

Sixth Form students Megan Ong and Phoebe Wirick made all the arrangements for the concert on Tuesday 29 March which featured performances from fellow students. Entitled ‘The Playlist’ the concert featured students who performed their personal favourites. This resulted in a diverse range of music from Chopin to Coldplay performed by ensembles, including a brass band and orchestra, as well as solos from pianists, singers and recorder players.

Both Phoebe and Megan share a love for music and wanted to create a concert that was inclusive and open to all, whether the performers were musically trained or not, and play what they truly enjoy whilst supporting a cause that is close to both their hearts. Phoebe performed a duet on the recorder, composed by her grandfather and was joined by her mother and Megan chose to perform Libertango with the string group. Both girls support the Alzheimer’s Society as both their families have been personally affected by the disease.

Alzheimers Society