Scottish Equitable owner Aegon UK is to sponsor a Scottish charity spectacular featuring world famous tenor Jose Carreras.
The opera singer's December 8 appearance, in the inaugural concert at the newly refurbished Usher Hall, Edinburgh, is aimed at raising money for Leukaemia. It will be the first time in nearly 20 years he has performed in the city.
Carreras, one of the three tenors, has himself successfully battled with Leukaemia. The life office is paying an undisclosed but “substantial” five figure sum.
Group Chief Executive of Aegon UK David Henderson says:”Our purpose is to support the charitable objectives of the Leukaemia Research Trust. We are also delighted to be associated with an event of such enormous prestige for Scotland.”