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Sally Anne Blackmore, who will be joining Chambers in August, has raised £2,550 for Brain Research UK by way of a digital concert performed by internationally renowned classical pianist, David Quigley.

An ‘actual’ concert, the third of its kind, had been scheduled for 6 June, but had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Keen not to lose momentum and to build on the success of previous years, Sally arranged the digital concert in its place and is delighted by the result. Funds raised are ring-fenced for research into glioblastomas, a particularly aggressive form of brain tumour from which Sally’s father died in 2006. The concert remains available on YouTube by searching for ‘David Quigley Brain Research UK where there is also a link to the charity’s donations page. Planning has already started for next year’s concert, when it is hoped David will be joined by Jonathan Aasgaard, principal cellist of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.