Concert raises over $8,000 for medical research


The annual Peter “Wally” Bamford Memorial Concert (2019), held at the Historic Bushranger Hotel in Collector, has raised an incredible $8,800 for the Centenary Institute and its life-saving medical research.

Peter “Wally” Bamford was a fit and healthy young man who died in in 2004. He was an unfortunate victim of a rare but deadly illness called Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS). Peter went to sleep but sadly never woke up.

Since 2005, family and friends have held an annual musical concert to remember Peter, to celebrate his life and to raise funds for Centenary’s Molecular Cardiology Program, led by Professor Chris Semsarian AM. The funds help Centenary continue its research into better understanding why devastating genetic diseases such as SADS occur with the aim of finding future treatments and  saving young lives.

The Centenary Institute would like to offer its deepest appreciation and thanks to the Bamford family and their friends, as well as to the wider Collector community, for their extraordinary ongoing support.

Image credit: Justin’s Photo Works

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