Care4BrittleBones aims to improve the quality of life of people with Brittle Bones Disease

An evening with Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen Concert for Care4BrittleBones (Lebuïnus church Deventer): Absolutely unforgettable was the Charity Concert which took place in September 2017. The evening was organised by a team led by Welmoed Santema, ambassador for Care4BrittleBones and mother of Benthe, who was undergoing challenging spinal surgery around that time. Janine had previously performed a concert for us in 2014 and the foundation was extremely thankful that she was willing to support our cause again this year. This time she invited Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and Cellist Thorleif Thedeen to join her for a magnificent evening filled with the emotional music of Shostakovich and Rachmaninov. Hosts of the evening were Wim Hilgeman and Pimm Grooten-Hilgeman, who are closely working with the foundation for years. They guided the audience through a diverse programme of Jazz featuring Jazz singer Mira Thompson accompanied by pianist Giovanni Agosti, a discussion with a scientist from UMC Groningen and a presentation from one of the leading geneticists Fleur van Dijk, an auction skilfully orchestrated by Samuel Schampers as well as an interview with Dagmar Mekking of Foundation Care4BrittleBones. The Lebuïnus – Church was filled with an enthusiastic audience and many supporters and sponsors for Care4BrittleBones. Thanks to the many sponsors, the evening yielded a net income of €30.000. (Photos copyright Adriaan Holsappel).