MICHAEL Moore has made a very special musical gift to St Luke’s Hospice in memory of his partner Tony Gibson.
Tony, who was a patient at St Luke’s after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, was a keen but self-taught amateur musician.
And now Michael has made a gift of all Tony’s instruments to Clifford House, the St Luke’s facility for anyone affected by an illness that has no cure.
Among the instruments that now take pride of place in the Clifford House music room are two clarinets, a mandolin, a selection of recorders and an auto harp.
“I know that Tony played one of the clarinets in the Scout band and the other belonged to his father, who played in a dance band as well as playing keyboards,” said Michael, who lives in Shiregreen.
“I decided to give them to Clifford House because I know they have a music room and I thought it would be nice for them to have some extra instruments and I think that Tony would be pleased to know that other people are getting as much pleasure from them as he did..
“St Luke’s did such a wonderful job looking after Tony and now that I have cancer too I know they will be there to support me.”
Michael has also created a St Luke’s tribute page for Tony and anybody wanting to make a donation can visit stlukestribute.org.uk/funds/tony-gibson/