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London riots: how flautist Carla Rees is coping with the blow

Posted at 5:00 pm, August 25, 2011 in News

Carla Rees © Ed Marshall / Time OutA fund has been set up to help the flautist Carla Rees (featured in our #ilovelondon Time Out special) who lost her home, cats and the two flutes with which she makes her living when fire swept through her Croydon home during the riots. We spoke to her about how she is dealing with the losses: ‘I am emotionally exhausted. The loss of the flutes is hard to cope with. I’ve played since I was six and it will still be several months before I get new instruments. I had such a strong connection to my flutes – they were an extension of me. But I’ve had so much support from family, friends, colleagues and even complete strangers, and that continues to be incredibly important in terms of keeping me going.’

To donate to the appeal visit justflutes.com.

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