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Donation is music to unit’s ears (and eyes)

Malvern Editorial 23rd Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A MALVERN musician hit all the right notes when she helped raise almost £200 for the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Louise Vale made the £190 donation to the ophthalmology department at the hospital following her latest concert at St Matthias’ Church in Malvern Link.

The concert featured many of her young pupils, aged six to 17, who performed a variety of styles from jazz to movie soundtracks and classical music.

Louise said: “Supporting a local connection can be more meaningful, resonating with local people.

“I think we are privileged to have such a good ophthalmology department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital under the expert leadership of Tarun Sharma, who is genuinely caring towards his patients.

“I was also aware the department had recently won ‘best glaucoma ophthalmic unit in the United Kingdom’ at the International Glaucoma Association annual awards, so for all these reasons I was keen to support them in their fund-raising effort.”

The hospital will now benefit from more specialist eye equipment.

Tarun Sharma, lead consultant for ophthalmology, added: “We are very honoured to receive donations like this from the public and it is fantastic to see local people supporting our hospital.

“It is also worth mentioning the amount of hours of organisation, planning and teaching that Louise put in to making this concert happen to raise the funds for the department.”

Louise has performed with many of the UKs leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as recording for EMI and broadcasting for BBC Radio 3.

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