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Musical medley to help raise funds for hospital charity

15 Oct 2018 12:21:18
That's Entertainment

The Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group will be raising the roof with songs from popular musicals to help raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Members of the Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group will be hitting the high notes when they perform a musical medley at their ‘That’s Entertainment 2018’ show at the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall in Rotherham from 16-20 October.

Daniel Comer, Assistant Developer in Health Informatics at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, will be donning his blue waistcoat to play the roles of Phillip Carlyle from The Greatest Showman plus Fester from the Adams Family and American GI Christopher Scott from Miss Saigon.

He said: “The Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group has existed in some form for 95 years and we’ve more than 20 members. The show is always the highlight of the year for us and we’ve been practicing since January.

“We all share a love of performing and for music so we can’t wait to hit the stage and to encourage everyone to sing along to the songs we have planned from shows like Jersey Boys and The Sound of Music. 

“As a community group we also like to do our part to raise money for local charities. I pitched the idea of supporting the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to the group who thankfully agreed because they also felt it was a great opportunity to support the hospital to care for patients and their families when they really need it the most.” 

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity raises money to help fund resources and equipment for patients and their families being cared for at Rotherham Hospital and in the community. 

Thanks to generous donors and fundraisers, the Charity raised £163,731 in 2017/18. All the funds raised helped to purchase the added extras which the NHS is unable to afford, such as: 

  • Toys for the Children’s Ward and Urgent and Emergency Care Centre
  • Ceiling and wall murals at Rotherham Hospital, which when combined with specialist lighting, reflect a calming and cheerful glow
  • A Changing Places facility in reception at Rotherham Hospital for people with disabilities and additional care need
  • Biliblankets – specialist portable phototherapy devices which help treat babies with neonatal jaundice.
  • Physiotherapy equipment, such as dumbbells, ankle and wrist weights to help patients at Oakwood Community Unit regain their strength and mobility quicker. 

Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “We are so proud to have such talented and inspiring fundraisers who are willing to share their love of singing to raise money for the Charity. Thank you to everyone at the Thurcroft Musical Theatre Group for working so hard on the show and to everyone who has bought a ticket so far.”

The event will start at 7.15pm and tickets for the event cost £15, which includes a pie and pea supper during the interval. 

To purchase your ticket please contact Daniel in 07522821107 or book online at www.thurcroftmusical.com. 

For more information about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or via Charity@rothgen.nhs.uk