The Artz Centre’s very own Musical Student of the Year Abbie Bayley may only be 18, but she’s letting no time go to waste in making an impact in her community. In April, she brought her passion for bike racing alongside her love of music, in a night of live entertainment in aid of the Air Ambulance.
From a family of successful racing bikers, Abbie has grown to see first hand just how important the work of the Air Ambulance is; giving emergency medical aid to injured racers on the track. With this in mind, she wanted to do her bit to help to raise funds to support the charity; and so began her plans of running her own event.
As a skilled musician and performer, Abbie quickly drafted the idea of holding a night of live music at the Artz Centre, performed by herself and her fellow students, with the proceeds then being donated to the Air Ambulance.
Soon enough, the date was set for the Artz Centre to play host to this one of a kind event and many students were more than ready to volunteer; helping in any way that they could. From hosting the show, to photographing the event and even down to the front of house, the team was composed of Artz students playing their part under the mentorship of the Centre’s experienced staff.
It’s safe to say that the night was a total success, filled with brilliant, memorable and heartfelt performances; alongside experienced guest speakers who shared their stories.
Abbie raised over £1400 for the Air Ambulance through the event. Something that, we at the Artz Centre, think she should be extremely proud of!