THE LIFE of a well known Lisburn woman who
passed away this year after a long illness is to be celebrated
in a musical evening next week.
Four top female vocalists 'The Leading
Ladies' will present 'A song for Dona' in memory of Dona Calow,
who was an international badminton player and a member of
Lisburn Racquets Club.
Dona died last march at the age of just 46
following a long battle with breast cancer and multiple
Her husband Stephen said: "I am absolutely
delighted and I can't thank those people involved in organising
the evening enough for all their time and effort."
Proceeds from the event will go to Action MS
and Stephen said a musical evening was a great way to support
the charity. "It is for a good cause and something which is
close to my heart" he said.
"I would also like to thank everyone in advance
for supporting the evening."
Action MS Chief Executive Ann Walker said the
evening will be a fitting tribute to Dona who inspired everyone
with her wonderful personality.
"Dona was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
as a relatively young woman. Blessed with a sunny personality,
she made friends wherever she went.
"Dona's mother Daphne Sloan and mother-in-law
Helen Calow are longstanding supporters and good friends of
Action MS. It is typical of the family that even at this
difficult time they are thinking of the many other young people
in Northern Ireland with multiple sclerosis. A Song for Dona
promises to be a really uplifting event."
The concert organised by family friend
Geoffrey Cherry will take place at Lagan Valley Island Hall on
Thursday September 20. Tickets are available form the Island Box
office 92 50 9354.