An open invitation has been extended to a Classical Piano Concert in support of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, sponsored by Windsor Hill Mortgages and The Bath Piano Shop.
The Classical Piano Concert is being staged on Sunday, 20th August with doors at The Banqueting Hall, The Guildhall High St, Bath BA1 5AW starting at 7:30pm. Entry costs can be viewed online and include a concessionary rate for children and students.
Nurry Lee is aiming to raise £2,000 because the MND Association is a charity which holds personal meaning. Her father was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease a few years ago, and is still living under the struggles of the illness.
She said: “This is the first ever concert I have put on myself and it was important for me to do it for such an important charity that is close to my heart. While my dad, who was diagnosed with MND a few years ago, is still living, I wanted to put on a concert in honour of him and to raise money for MND.”
“There is still no cure for MND and I wanted to raise awareness of this illness. Bath has been a place I had grown up in, and I wanted to bring together the community with music and the arts which has always been at the centre of the city.”
Nurry added, “My father was a minister at a few churches in Bath, and he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease a few years ago. This of course had a devastating impact to myself and our family, and although his body is paralysed, he is still living and his mind is articulate which we are grateful for. I wanted to raise some money and awareness for Motor Neuron Disease and therefore put this concert on in Bath, as he had such a big impact for the church in Bath and is now unable to do much.”
The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND.
The money Nurry raises at the Concert will help the charity continue its work.
In a letter of authoirity confirming the charity concert, Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, said, “Any support you can offer Nurry with her efforts would be most appreciated. Any donations or sponsorship
would be gratefully received to help raise much needed funds and awareness.”
MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease which affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the nerves that control movement and eventually leaves people unable to move, communicate or breathe. It kills a third of people within a year of diagnosis and half within two years. There is no cure.
Almost all of MNDA’s work is funded by voluntary donations. Denise added, “We rely on the time and generosity of people like Nurry Lee, and indeed supporters, to help us achieve our vision; a world free from MND”.
To support Nurry’s fundraising efforts please visit: bathboxoffice.org.uk/whats-on/classical-piano-concert-nurry-lee/