Local musician holds concert to raise funds for hospital eye unit
Patients in Worcestershire suffering from eye conditions will benefit thanks to a kind donation to the ophthalmology department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Louise Vale, a professional violinist, donated over £300 to the ophthalmology department following the concert she held on Palm Sunday in Christ Church, Malvern.
The concert featured Miss Vale accompanied by professional pianist Tim Sidford and two students of Miss Vale, Louise Turner and John Hume.
Miss Vale said: "I wanted to continue supporting the eye department's excellent work, building on my previous donation last June and I am pleased to have raised a total of £500 to date.
“I think we are privileged to have such a good ophthalmology department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital under the expert leadership of Mr Sharma, who is genuinely caring towards his patients.”
Lead Consultant for Ophthalmology, Mr Tarun Sharma said: “We are 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.”
Sara Ruck, Specialist Glaucoma Nurse attended the concert and said: “Louise’s performance was wonderful and enchanting, it was great to go and watch the show and we feel honoured that she has decided to donate this money towards the unit.”
A distinguished violinist, Louise has performed with many of the UK's leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as recording for EMI and broadcasting for BBC Radio 3. She has also performed in Germany, France, Spain, and in major national venues including the Royal Albert Hall.