The classical concert, titled Songs of Love & Loss, will see soprano Sara joined by pianist Duncan Aspden to perform a recital of music from a range of classical composers. Sara hopes that the concert will help raise awareness of lymphoma and the work of Lymphoma Action - it's a cause close to her heart after supporting her husband through his treatment for Burkitt lymphoma when he was diagnosed in his early thirties.
“It was a huge shock, and a very difficult time for us all” says Sara, “we are blessed that he has now been in remission for almost seven years and although he is still physically recovering from the after effects of what happened to him, he is now a father to two beautiful children and leading a relatively normal life. We are looking forward to the concert, and by donating some of the proceeds to Lymphoma Action we are offering our support to others who may now be going through an experience similar to our own.”
“We are really grateful to Sara and her family for their support” adds Sarah Thorn, Community and Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action. “Every 27 minutes one of us is diagnosed with lymphoma, and it is actually the most common cancer in young adults. Through funds raised by people like Sara we can continue to make sure everyone affected by the condition receives the best possible information, support, treatment and care so that no one has to face lymphoma alone.”
Songs of Loss & Love is taking place at St Mary’s Church in Thame on Saturday 8 February 2020. The concert will start at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 6.45pm. Tickets can be purchased for £8 online in advance or on the door for £10.