Friday, July 19th, 2024

Music in memory of Martin helps raise funds to fight heart disease

The proceeds from a concert held to celebrate the life of Martin Salisbury, the founder and proprietor of The Sevenoaks CD Shop, were presented to the British Heart Foundation on Friday 9 August by his wife Sarah, and John Levett of The Listening Room Music Agency who organised the event as part of the recent Sevenoaks Summer Festival.

Sarah Salisbury and John Levett presented the proceeds from the Martin Salisbury memorial concert to the British Heart Foundation

After presenting the cheque for £1,580.40, Sarah Salisbury said: “After my husband’s very sad and unexpected death from cardiac arrest, his family are extremely grateful to the organisers, musicians, friends and customers for giving their support to Martin’s Memorial Charity Concert. This was a very fitting tribute and has enabled us to make a donation to the British Heart Foundation in the name of a much missed and special man.”

The memorial concert opened with solo guitar from Paul Malsom, continued with solo pianist Neil Angilley and concluded with two of Martin’s favourite singer-songwriters, Charlie Dore and Julian Littman.

John Levett said: “Following Martin’s sudden death from heart disease in 2017, we were very pleased to support the British Heart Foundation and do something special in Martin’s memory”.

Kim Brophy, Kent Fundraising Manager for the BHF said: “We are very grateful to receive such a generous donation in memory of Martin, sadly we all know someone affected by heart and circulatory disease but this donation will allow more vital research to change the future for heart patients and will go towards helping us better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory conditions, which currently affects around seven million people in the UK and thank everyone for their support”.

The Sevenoaks CD Shop – still open every Friday and Saturday

The Sevenoaks CD Shop at 57 London Road, Sevenoaks announced it was closing for new orders earlier this year, however the shop is open every Friday and every Saturday for the Closing Down Sale with 50% of all stock.

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