EVEN a knee injury couldn’t stop pianist Siobhain O’Higgins from completing a major running event in support of her favourite charity.
Siobhain is one of the nationwide team of professional musicians who support Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire charity that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region and nationally.
She joined friend Karen Harrison-Phipps to compete in the challenging Aviemore Half Marathon and didn’t let a previous knee injury stop her crossing the finish line and raising more than £200 so far, and there’s still time to pledge support and help her to raise even more.
“Siobhain is one of our wonderful pianists who perform for Lost Chord helping to stimulate responses from people who normally show no response to anything at all,” said the charity’s Chief Executive Helena Muller.
“She brings life and excitement into the lives of people who otherwise might have little or no stimulation day after day.
“The fact that she then finds time to take part in a tough event like this, even though she had an injury, just shows the level of dedication she has for Lost Chord.
“The money she raises for us really will make the biggest difference to the lives of people living with dementia.”
To find out more about Lost Chord and how to give support visit lost-chord.org.uk
Forthcoming events for runners like Siobhain include the Vitality Big Half Marathon in London on Sunday March 10 and the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday April 14.
To contibute to Siobhain’s Lost Chord fundraising visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=SiobhainOHiggins&pageUrl=1