HAFAD presents a dazzling evening of music and champagne

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HAFAD presents a dazzling evening of music and champagne

Friday February 24, 2012

The Ancora Duo, comprising of local girl Anne Allen and Sarah Freestone, are to play a charity concert on Saturday April 21. All Saints Church in Bishops Park is the venue and HAFAD (Hammersmith & Fulham Action for Disability) is the cause.

Anne Allen, who has performed for Sir Elton John and David Beckham and played most major venues in the UK, was keen to assist HAFAD having twice beaten bone cancer. Anne said “I live nearby to HAFAD and often see the young disabled children attending the youth scheme there, you don’t realise how lucky you are, even with what I’ve been through, until you see some of the cards they’ve been dealt.”

Anne who has had the bone removed from her left leg and replaced with a titanium rod added ‘disability can affect us in so many ways when you are least expecting it, HAFAD is like a safety net, without them many people could well lose their way’.

All Saints Church will provide the graceful setting for the concert of Mozart, Piazzolla, Granados and Ibert. The event will commence with a champagne reception at Pryors Bank café.

HAFAD Director, Kamran Mallick, said “We are delighted to be working with our neighbour Anne Allen to put on such a prestigious event.  Every penny will go towards essential services for disabled people” James Coke, Fundraiser at HAFAD said 2We are always looking at new ways to raise money and Anne and Sarah’s involvement is fantastic. They are highly acclaimed musicians who I’m sure will perform a wonderful show at such an iconic church”.

Local estate agent Aspire are sponsoring the concert, Tom Ward, Director said of the event “It is great to be involved with such a local grass roots charity who help so many people in this community’, he added ‘All Saints church is such a great setting for a concert, I’m looking forward to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”

For tickets please contact James Coke on 020 7471 8515 or james.coke@hafad.org.uk.

Press enquiries call: Kamran Mallick 020 7471 8511.

Notes for the editor:

The event:
The Ancora Duo
6.30pm, Saturday April 21, 2012
All Saints Church, Pryors Bank
Putney Bridge Approach,
Bishops Park, London SW6 3LA

Ancora Duo:
As The Ancora Duo, Anne Allen and the renowned guitarist Sarah Freestone have been playing together for four years. They are a highly sought after chamber group. Visit: www.anne-allen.com/the-ancora-duo (opens new window).

National statistics show that there are over 11 million disabled people in the UK yet only 2 million are born with their disability, the rest are acquired over time. It is estimated that in Hammersmith & Fulham there are over 30,000 disabled people.

HAFAD supports over 1000 disabled people a year providing:

  • Support into independent living for all ages
  • Educational and fun activities for young disabled people
  • Creative programmes to help disabled people into work
  • Advocacy and benefits advice ensuring people get the services and the income they need.

For information about HAFAD’s services call: 020 7471 8510 or visit: www.hafad.org.uk (opens new window).

Aspire has a network of high profile, prominently located offices throughout South West London. Their marketing campaigns are both innovative and distinctive. The success of aspire is due to the passion and years of experience of their staff. Visit: www.aspire.co.uk (opens new window).

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