Life of Lynda Charity Concert

David Thornton will feature in a charity Gala Concert at Regent Hall on Sunday July 3rd. Salvation Army musician Steve Hanover is cycling 900 miles for charity in memory of his sister Lynda who died as a child a few weeks after diagnosis with leukaemia. The charity bike ride will end in central London on Sunday 03 July with a celebration concert at Regent Hall Salvation Army, 6pm at 275 Oxford Street, featuring David alongside singers from Glyndebourne Opera.
Steve (58) is using his two interests - cycling and playing E flat tenor horn - to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK and The Salvation Army.
See Steve perform live in your area......
To make his challenge even more demanding Steve will also stop to perform on his E flat tenor horn in town centres and at evening concerts along the way. He will play a commissioned piece of music in memory of Lynda that will be available to buy on CD.
Steve, a sales director and member of The Salvation Army’s premier brass group, the International Staff Band, is cycling more than 900 miles from Inverness in north Scotland to central London, via Edinburgh, York, and Colchester in just two weeks (18 June to 03 July).
Steve says: ‘In Lynda’s memory I’m bringing family and friends together and combining my love for cycling and music making, to raise money for two worthwhile causes. I hope people will sponsor me and enable others to benefit from the Life of Lynda.’
What your donations will support......
Through the Life of Lynda Fund Steve is supporting Cancer Research UK’s funding of research into leukaemia, which is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow. Each day 20 people in the UK are diagnosed with leukaemia, which is the most common cancer in children and the tenth most common in men and in women.
Steve is also fundraising for The Salvation Army’s overseas health care that provides essential and professional health facilities in developing countries where a National Health Service does not exist and  where basic health services are too expensive for many people.
The Life of Lynda Fund has committed to buying a new electricity generator for a health centre and mother & baby clinic in the Republic of Congo and to pay for bush ambulances to transport people from remote rural areas to urban clinics and hospitals.
Bringing the family together......
Steve will be accompanied by wife Jacquie, who is driving the support mini-bus, and son-in-law, Dale Coles, will cycle with him throughout the journey. 
A personal part of the journey will be a headstone unveiling ceremony at Lynda’s grave in Colchester, the location of which Steve only discovered during the preparations for his charity ride.

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