PQA WINDSOR SET TO PERFORM IN CHARITY CONCERT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

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Windsor 4th May, 2022

PQA WINDSOR SET TO PERFORM IN CHARITY CONCERT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

PQA Windsor students have been working hard on their latest production ‘PQA Windsor Rocks’, a rock/pop concert, which they hope will raise enough money for the charity C-R-Y to run a heart screening for 14-35 yr olds in Windsor and surrounding areas.

 

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

 

It is a charity which is very close to Principal of PQA Windsor, Sarah Riches.  Sarah says, ‘My dear friend Matt passed away from YSCD 10 years ago.  He was an incredible performer and had amazing fitness having been in shows such as We Will Rock You and Starlight Express.  It was a huge shock.  C-R-Y are a brilliant charity and were a huge support to all of Matt’s friends and family.  I can’t bare the thought of any of my students, nor their friends and family going through what Matt and his family did so I want us to be able to raise enough money to run a free heart screening for 14-35yr olds in our area and hopefully save some lives.

 

The students will be performing at 2pm and 5pm on 7th May at St Edwards Middle School hall.  For more info or to book tickets, please contact principal Sarah Riches at [email protected]

 

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  • About PQA: PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers. PQA was started by actress Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen in 2007 with an Academy in their local town Beaconsfield. This proved to be a very successful venture and led to further openings over the years now totalling just over 170 Academies nationwide.