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Getting the old ivories tinkling again at Wilton Playcentre

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

WILTON Playcentre children (from left) Ellen Stevenson (3), Anna Dixon (1) and Liam Schicker (4) try their luck with the centre’s newly restored piano.

They will be part of a concert at the centre this Sunday to celebrate the community, and to raise funds to cover the cost of earthquake strengthening to the centre and repairs to the piano.

Restoration of the Marshall & Rose piano – which was donated to the parent-driven centre about 10 years ago – was delayed because of the property work.

The fundraiser is about thanking people for their hard work, says centre president Odette Aberneathy.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the playcentre community.

“It’s nice to invite them back to see the fruits of their labour.”

The concert will include musical performances from both past and present playcentre members.

It will be followed by the centre’s annual Guy Fawkes celebration, with fireworks and a shared dinner.

While organising the piano repairs, the playcentre discovered that a neighbour donated the piano, and the gift will be acknowledged at the concert.

The concert will be held at the playcentre at 3a Gloucester Street, Wilton, at 4pm on Sunday, and entry will be by gold coin donation, and some food to share.

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