The name Kenneth Essex is known to untold numbers of music lovers. Ken was a member of the Hurwitz Quartet, which played backing for the Beatles’ Yesterday, as well as principal viola of the Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestras.
He’s now 99 and in fine shape – except for his eyes, for which he is receiving treatment for macular degeneration.
So he’s walking 10 kilometres for charity to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Hospital. He aims to finish a day before his 100th birthday.
You can help here.