Video: Pianist gives impromptu recitals in EACH charity shop window

Hadleigh solicitor Howard Gibbons, with volunteer Anita Robinson, has stopped by the EACH Hospice re

Hadleigh solicitor Howard Gibbons, with volunteer Anita Robinson, has stopped by the EACH Hospice retail shop in High Street in Hadleigh to play the Moutrie piano since it was donated to the charity shop by a local family. - Credit: Archant

Shoppers in Hadleigh got more than they bargained when they looked through the window of a newly opened charity shop.

Hadleigh solicitor Howard Gibbons, with volunteer Anita Robinson, has stopped by the EACH Hospice re

Hadleigh solicitor Howard Gibbons, with volunteer Anita Robinson, has stopped by the EACH Hospice retail shop in High Street in Hadleigh to play the Moutrie piano since it was donated to the charity shop by a local family - Credit: Archant

The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shop in High Street has been given a grand piano, and local pianist Howard Gibbons has been giving impromptu recitals on the instrument, which is currently taking centre stage in the shop’s front window.

The piano, officially known as a Moutrie Grand Piano, is 152cms which is a size between a baby grand and a full sized grand. It is imported from Germany and is valued at around £3,000.

The donors of the piano have also signed-up to the Giftaid scheme, which will see an extra 25% of the piano sale price donated to EACH by the Government.

Sarah Throssell, EACH retail manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the piano and can’t thank the donors enough for their generosity. It’s taken pride of place in our shop window and has generated lots of interest from the local community.”


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