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Concert to the clouds raised money for Cystic Fibrosis

In September 2018, a team of musicians and explorers took a grand piano into the Himalayas to break the record for the highest piano & harp concert ever performed.

They built an environmentally friendly concert hall from plastic bottles to perform compositions by Alex Stobbs based on Chopin’s work and they raised over £7000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The climate wasn’t the only challenge for the group as high altitudes can simulate the breathing difficulties caused by cystic fibrosis. Through this 5,000-metre-high concert, the group wanted to show how music can help overcome barriers and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.

The Concert in the Clouds group are a team of musicians, composers and explorers who were all keen to do something a bit different to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Certainly a unique and interesting way to raise both awareness and funds. To find out more about the expedition click here. The piano was donated to a charity based in the Himalayas after the event.

Congratulations to all concerned.

Information kindly provided by The CF Trust.

 

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Where words fail let music speak ….

Nottinghamshire’s Police Community Support Officer Craig Bull was checking up on a 93 year old gentleman who had been a victim of a theft when he spotted a piano.

The officer saw a music book open at a page with one of his favourite pieces of music. A nocturne by Chopin. It turned out that the Police Officer’s Grandmother had also loved the same tune and that the officer was able to play the piece.

The officer started to play and looking at the reaction of the pensioner it was plain to see how much this meant to him.

Another above and beyond the call of duty and one that clearly meant everything to the gentleman but also gave Craig Bull huge job satisfaction. Nottinghamshire Police later tweeted that it was  #proud of Bull’s actions.