World-renowned cellist Jamie Walton to perform concert for “special” Saffron Walden teacher

PUBLISHED: 10:56 16 September 2010

Jamie Walton

Jamie Walton

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A CHARITY is being held to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) in an extended tribute to a popular Saffron Walden teacher.

Sue Westgarth

A CHARITY is being held to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) in an extended tribute to a popular Saffron Walden teacher.

Sue Westgarth, a teacher at independent Friends’ School, was diagnosed with the disease last October.

A charity run – The Great Westgarth Run – was hosted by the school in March to great success, with over £15,000 raised for MNDA.

Now Friends is hosting something a bit different – a cello recital, featuring world-renowned cellist Jamie Walton, on October 2.

Mr Walton has recently been described by BBC Music Magazine as a “knock-out talent” and he has appeared at prestigious venues throughout Europe, the US, New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Together with his duo partner, pianist Daniel Grimwood, he will provide an evening full of fabulous music, including sonatas from Mendelssohn, Chopin and Britten.

The evening will end in canapés and drinks.

A spokesman for the event said: “We had the most fantastic day for the Great Westgarth Run but this autumn we are changing tack.

“Sue is a very special lady and we want to raise as much money as possible to try and find some treatment for his cruel disease.

“We hope that many of you will come and join us for what promises to be a very special evening, raising funds for MND.”

For more information or to buy tickets contact the Westgarth Fund on 07583010555.


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