Viola Challenge in memory of Harvey Hague-Armitage

July 2008

My 17-year-old son Harvey was a gifted and talented musician, playing the flute and drums, ‘preferably loud!’

viola1With Harvey’s passion for music in mind I decided to undertake a musical challenge and raise funds for CRY at the same time.

In February I bought a viola much to the amusement of the rest of the family (and entertainment for the local cat population!).

I imagined that Harvey would be laughing whilst commenting on the viola as a piece of firewood compared with his love of the flute and drums as ‘proper instruments.’

In July I asked family and friends to sponsor me to take the London College of Music’s Grade 3 exam in music performance.

I passed with distinction and raised £376.40.

Harvey’s mum, Christine.