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ALTSO returns to London for second annual ‘Rocktoberfest-London’ fundraiser


A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) is is holding its 2nd Annual Rocktoberfest concert in London on 19 June 2019 when members of the hedge fund and private equity communities will come together for a night of live rock & roll entertainment, with the aim of raising money to provide free orthopaedic care for children in the developing world.

The line-up will feature bands whose performers are moonlighting from their day-jobs in high finance. The firm which raises the most money gets to choose their spot on the bill. The London show mirrors events in New York and Chicago, in their 16th and 8th years respectively and will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue, a former showpiece Victorian hotel with a rich history dating back to 1887.

Since its foundation in 2002, ALTSO has helped to treat over 17,500 children with limb disabilities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The money raised goes towards providing free orthopaedic care - including prosthetic limbs, mobility aids, and rehabilitation - to children suffering from untreated congenital or traumatic limb disabilities in the developing world whose families, on average, survive on less than USD3 per day.

2018 corporate sponsors included Goldman Sachs, GlobeTax, Lombard Odier, Pictet Asset Management, SteelEye and others.

Tickets are GBP150, a portion of which qualifies for Gift Aid, and include a five-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres. They are available to purchase at altso.org/rocktoberfestlondon#tickets

Gabriella Mueller Evrard, ALTSO’s Executive Director, says: “We are thrilled to be hosting London’s second Rocktoberfest this June. Rocktoberfest-London provides a genuine opportunity for our global sponsors to maximise their visibility to their target markets across three cities and two countries, while proactively supporting the life-changing treatments ALTSO provides its children.”

The net proceeds raised at the event will benefit ALTSO's 11 programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. ALTSO was founded in 2002 by C. Mead Welles of Octagon Asset Management with Dr Dinesh Patel, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Since then, ALTSO has provided treatment to more than 17,500 children in 20 countries. 

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