Axbridge's Big Busk event raises hundreds for teenage girl

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 September 2017

Buskers Ruby Cogan and Verity Mann.

Buskers Ruby Cogan and Verity Mann.

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A Somerset town played host to a 'fantastic' music show to raise awareness of a rare genetic condition.

Buskers Amanda Boyd and Jane Jay.Buskers Amanda Boyd and Jane Jay.

Music therapist Stella Moore hosted the Big Busk in Axbridge’s square to raise money for one of her pupils.

Organiser Helen Mann turning pages for Clara Mann and Marcus Ham.Organiser Helen Mann turning pages for Clara Mann and Marcus Ham.

Sixteen-year-old Emilie Dinsdale suffers from BPAN – beta-propeller protein associated neuro-degeneration.

Organiser Helen Mann turning pages for Clara Mann and Marcus Ham.Organiser Helen Mann turning pages for Clara Mann and Marcus Ham.

Stella said: “I wanted to provide Emilie with a musical event when she visited Axbridge on Saturday.

Organiser Helen Mann turning pages for Clara Mann and Marcus Ham.Organiser Helen Mann turning pages for Clara Mann and Marcus Ham.

“We advertised for ‘buskers’ and were delighted with the positive response, it was a real mixture of ages, instruments and genres of music. All those taking part seemed very happy to be involved and the atmosphere was very friendly, with fantastic musicianship on show.”

Busker George Evans.Busker George Evans.

The event raised more than £400 to help Emilie’s family set up the NBIA UK charity supporting BPAN research.

Busker Ryan Cross.Busker Ryan Cross.

Axbridge Market stalls.Axbridge Market stalls.

Busker Ross Wallis.Busker Ross Wallis.

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