Posted on December 18, 2018
The Motor Neurone Disease Association has received a pledge of £200,000 from The Linbury Trust, in memory of the ballerina Annette Page, who died from Motor Neurone Disease in December 2017. Page was a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in the 1950s and 1960s, and was regularly partnered by her husband, Ronald Hynd. The Linbury Trust, established by Lord Sainsbury and his wife, the former ballerina Anya Linden who was also a friend and colleague of Page, is one of the group of grant-making foundations collectively known as The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.
The donation, to be split over a four-year period, will help fund the Association’s Project AMBRoSIA, its biggest research project to date. In addition, a Much Loved online tribute page for Annette Page has also been launched, where friends and those who followed her career as a dancer can leave a message. Go to annette-page.muchloved.com.
Pictured: Annette Page in The Firebird. Photograph by Roy Round.