Linda Gent kindly made her home and garden available for a fundraising concert in Upper Clatford.
Over 200 people listened to Candlelight Opera, and raised funds for the Gene Therapy Consortium - doing research into Cystic Fibrosis.
Candlelight Opera consists of four singers, Jayne Strand (soprano), Helen Semple (mezzo soprano), Richard Lloyd Owen (tenor) and Nick Gee (baritone). In the first half of their concert, they did a Toast of Opera, and after the interval the second half was entitled Starlight and Calm Waters. During the interval, Tessa Morrish the Chairman of The Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Appeal North Hampshire Branch explained the challenges that confronted those who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, and explained that a trial for gene therapy treatment is now well under way, but further funds are still needed to support the work on this treatment. The raffle raised over £1,000, and at the end everyone was hoping that the event would be repeated in three years time - a similar interval from the last event. "It was enormously generous of Linda Gent to make The Malt Barn in Upper Clatford available for this very enjoyable and highly profitable concert."