Hearts In Harmony

Classic Brit Award-winning Tasmin Little OBE led performance on 23rd June fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital at iconic venue St John’s Smiths Square

Hearts in Harmony, the charity that hosts classical music events for heart disease causes, last month raised £8,888 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The sum was generated by hosting the showstopping classical music event Tasmin Little & Orpheus Sinfonia, in London on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Funds are to be spent on a new heart defibrillator, providing vital equipment for the hospital’s cardiology department.

The evening starred Classic Brit Award-winning Tasmin Little OBE and was held at grand concert venue St John’s Smiths Square in Westminster. Tasmin Little was joined by critically acclaimed conductor Thomas Carroll, prize-winning pianist David Malusá and an orchestra of young musicians, to perform Orpheus Sinfonia.

Tickets were priced at £10. The event raised the sum of £8,500 from ticket sales, event sponsorship from 88 Estate Agency Ltd, cash donations, T-Shirt sales and from a JustGiving texting number, via which Carroll provided audience members the opportunity to donate on the night. Founder of Hearts in Harmony Shan Liew topped up the amount by £388, totaling £8,888.

Liew comments: “When a child’s heart stops working, every moment counts. It was therefore a great honour to raise funds to revive children after cardiac arrest, through our magical classical evening. We hope our donation, itself a number I deem extremely auspicious, by saving lives, in turn helps bring joy and happiness into the lives of the young and the world.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital’s cardiology department is the largest centre for child heart surgery in the UK and treats some of the country’s most critically-ill children. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity supports children, their families and staff at the hospital by funding world-class facilities and support services, ground-breaking clinical research, and the state-of-the-art equipment needed to treat the thousands of young patients who often arrive with a range of complex and life-threatening conditions.