Recital to raise funds for vital heart research

A young concert pianist will give a recital in Bearsden Cross Church on Friday 20th June in support of the British Heart Foundation.

Alasdair Young, who grew up in Bearsden and is now resident in Paris, won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music in London and graduated from there with a Master’s Degree with distinction in performance.

Alasdair said: “The idea of giving a concert in aid if this particular charity began when one of my old school friends from Bearsden told me that his mother had to have major heart surgery, but when my own mum had a heart attack in January it inevitably brought a more personal urgency to the whole thing.

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“As is often the case, you don’t really appreciate the great work charities like the British Heart foundation do

until you see it at first hand.”

Louise Parkes, BHF Fundraising Director, said: “We’d like to encourage as many people as possible to support Alasdair’s recital, which promises to be inspiring for everyone involved.

“By engaging in events like this, you are helping our life-saving and life-changing work to continue. We’re fighting for every heartbeat but we can’t do it without you.”

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years the BHF has pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

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This work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need help - from babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure.

Join the fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to BHF shops will help make a difference to people’s lives.

Alasdair added: “I’d like to say a big thanks to Rev. Graeme Wilson and the people of the church for allowing me to give the recital in the excellent acoustics of the church building and for all the support they have given in so many other ways.

“All we need now is the folks to come and hear it’.

The concert is at 7.30 p.m. on June 20th

Tickets priced £10 are available from the Milngavie Bookshop, ‘Purple Edge’ Bearsden, the Church Office or at the door.