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Nottingham busker is hoping to play on thanks to generous donations

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Friends of a Nottingham man are hoping to save the popular street musicians busking career after raising donations to pay for this huge dentistry bill. Mogs Morgan, 65, has been playing saxophone on the city’s streets for 33 years but was struggling to perform because of his loose teeth. The musician was facing a bill of £16,000 to get the problem fixed with tooth implants but fortunately his friends have stepped in to raise the money so that he can keep busking.

Mr Morgan said it was ‘mind-blowing’ that people cared enough to help. He explained to the BBC that he was having trouble gripping the reed on the mouthpiece of the saxophone because of his severely loosened front teeth. His teeth are not currently supported by bone around the roots and this means that they move around extensively when he is trying to play; the best way to treat this would be with tooth implants, which would be around £4,000 each, according to Mr Morgan’s dentist.

A friend of Mr Morgan said that an official fundraising website was being set up to accept donations so that he can have four dental implants. He added that playing music means so much to the busker, saying it ‘is his life.’

 

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