Vitality British 10k London Run
Sunday 10 July 2016 saw 24 LPO musicians, members of staff and Board members pounding the streets of London as they took part in the Vitality Run Series British 10K, to raise money for the Orchestra’s BrightSparks schools concerts.
The team come from a wide range of fitness backgrounds and all did incredibly well, with three of our runners – Lyndon Meredith (bass trombone), Henry Baldwin (percussion) and David Lale (cello)- coming in the top 50 runners out of a total of 11,292 participants.
Team LPO has raised a fantastic £23,000 in total, which will enable 2,198 young people to attend one of the LPO’s specially designed schools concerts.
Each year the LPO provides 16,000 KS 1-5 students with the opportunity to experience a live orchestral concert. For a large proportion of pupils these events are the first time they will have visited a concert hall, giving them an intense and inspiring experience.