High-profile celebrities, including Sir Michael Caine, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, David Seaman, Ian Wright, Greg Dyke, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Steve Furst, Cressida Bonas, Ollie Proudlock and Stevie Johnson, turned out last week to a preview of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock to help raise money for the Miles Frost Fund, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
A host of stars joined members of the Frost and Lloyd Webber families at a showing of the hit Broadway musical in the New London Theatre, in Drury Lane, as Lord Lloyd Webber dedicated one of the preview nights to the Miles Frost Fund. Net proceeds from the ticket sales are going directly to the fund.
Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this vital charity, however it is under tragic circumstances. If the Miles Frost Fund can save even one young life through screening and awareness this would be an extraordinary legacy. We hope everyone enjoyed the School of Rock Gala performance.”
George Frost, Miles’ brother, said: “We are so incredibly grateful to Lord Lloyd Webber for dedicating this evening’s performance to the Miles Frost Fund. Losing Miles was absolutely devastating and we’re determined to do everything we can to prevent others from suffering this same pain. Tonight has been an absolutely fantastic evening, and every penny raised will help us save lives.”
Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, adds: "The Miles Frost Fund is visionary, giving us a real opportunity to dramatically improve diagnosis for HCM, a terrible inherited heart condition. Together, we’re determined to help more people across the UK reduce their risk of dying prematurely.
“The Frost family are deeply committed to this cause. Their efforts are truly inspirational and tonight’s event shows that loud and clear. Not only has it raised vital money for the Fund but it also highlighted the problems in identifying those at risk of HCM and what we are doing together to change that.”