Annual concert held in support of young boy with life-changing disorder

Fundraising concert for Harrison's Fund.
Fundraising concert for Harrison's Fund.

Two piano teachers held a fundraising concert in support of a Bedford boy diagnosed with a life-changing disorder.

Liz Walden and Suzanne De-Simone held their annual children’s Christmas concert in aid of Harrison’s Fund, and four-year-old Nardo Devlin, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which causes muscle degeneration, in July.

A total of 37 students took part in the concert on Sunday, December 6, performing a wide variety of repertoire including many Christmas pieces. Nardo’s great uncle, Sav, who attended the concert with his wife Shelley, described it as “wonderful”. He said: “There is no cure for DMD at the moment. All we can try to do is raise money for research.”

Liz said: Parents donated cakes for the interval, performers donned Christmas jumpers and other festive adornments, and it was an enjoyable, uplifting afternoon. A total of around £315 was raised, increasing to almost £400 after gift aid.”

Suzanne and Liz are pictured with the performers, at the concert held in St Neots.

Nardo’s parents, John and Marie Devlin, want to raise awareness of the disorder. Visit