Via the Hampstead Highgate Express:
Violist Kenneth Essex, who has played with The Beatles, is walking 10km in 10 days leading up to his 101st birthday on July 20 for Hospice Aid UK.
...Ken said: “After my successful walk last year when I raised more than £20,000 for Moorfields Eye Charity, I am delighted to still be able to do a similar 10km walk again this year at the age of 101, for a very fine cause, Hospice Aid UK.
“I hope that with the everyone’s support, I can raise a similar amount.”
Ken, who made his reputation in both classical and popular music, the latter as a session musician, is the only surviving member of the string quartet which played the backing for The Beatles on "Yesterday."