Specsavers Buxton has pledged its support to Blythe House Hospice's Hallé Gala Fundraising Concert by sponsoring the entire Brass section of the Orchestra.

Blythe House Hospice recently shared the exciting news that on Sunday 5th October 2014 the Hallé Orchestra will return to the Buxton Opera House for its fourth gala concert in aid of the Hospice.

Calling on local organisations to support

Pat Holland, Blythe House Trustee and owner of J Sidebotham & Son, Jewellers in Buxton, is again masterminding this event and she is capturing the imagination of local residents, organisations and businesses, persuading them to help in fundraising for the event.  

Pat is aiming to raise £20,000 to cover the costs of the concert, so that all the money from the ticket sales will then go entirely to Blythe House.   

To raise this sum  requires only 100 pledges of £200 each to sponsor a Halle player.  

Immensely grateful

As with previous years, Pat is delighted that Specsavers Opticians and Hearing Centre in Buxton has sponsored the entire Brass section of the Orchestra. Pat said: 'We are immensely grateful to Specsavers for their continuing support, and to everyone who has already pledged to support the concert in some way. We are sure that the concert will be hugely successful in raising valuable funds for such a worthwhile cause.'

We never take for granted how lucky we are to hear them

Tom Rhodes, store director at Specsavers Opticians and Hearing Centre in Spring Gardens Shopping Centre, added; 'This yearly event has become one of the highlights in the Buxton calendar. We have full appreciation of the Hallé', and as a Hearing Centre  we never take for granted how lucky we are to  hear them in action.'

Anyone who is interested in sponsoring this event can contact Pat Holland on 01298 71938 or Lucy Marsden at Blythe House Hospice on 01298 815388.  All sponsors will be credited in the programme and will be invited to attend a prestigious VIP pre-concert and interval drinks receptions.  

Tickets for the Hallé Gala Fundraising Concert are available now from the Buxton Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190.

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