Top concert in Bilton to raise money for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

Jane Rogers with her niece, seven-year-old Eleanor Brinkley.
Jane Rogers with her niece, seven-year-old Eleanor Brinkley.

A talented musician is giving something back to a charity that has provided vital support for her seven-year-old niece.

Jane Rogers is a professional viola player and teacher and has organised a concert in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).

Her niece, Eleanor Brinkley, featured in last week’s Advertiser, was diagnosed with a rare liver condition as a baby and received a life-saving transplant back in June.

Jane said: “The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is a wonderful charity which has supported my sister’s family since Eleanor’s diagnosis when she was aged three months. Now that Eleanor has undergone a successful liver transplant we have even more reason to be thankful and grateful for the continued support.”

Jane’s concert will take place at Bilton Methodist Church next Sunday, September 25.

It features viola quartets, solos and duets performed by Jane and three of her students, who are flying in from Germany for the occasion.

Jane added: “Having had an international career as a violist since 1989 which involved a huge amount of travelling, I have felt the need lately to be at home more to be there for my family.

“Several years ago I began to raise money and awareness for this charity by putting on concerts and it’s wonderful to witness how willing my musician friends are to be part of that.”

Alison Taylor, the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation’s chief executive, said: “We rely entirely on voluntary donations so we are delighted and very grateful that Jane is putting her talents to use in this way.

“All donations will enable us to continue to make a difference to the many families, like Jane’s, who have been affected by liver disease in a child.”

The concert starts at 8pm and lasts approximately one hour. Entry to the concert is free and donations for the charity will be collected at the end. For more information on the CLDF, visit: www.childliverdisease.org