Rock concert raises over £1,000 for local charity

A rock concert raised over £1,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

Named ‘Let’s Rock for NICU’ the event saw over a hundred keen rock fans attended the evening and helped raise an outstanding £1,387.00 for The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity of the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

The event was organised by local fundraisers Lee and Emma Clay and saw local bands Catch 23, Blind Side and singer Charlie Rose perform various ballads to keen rock fans was held at Mill Road Club, Scunthorpe.

The Clays organise annual events to thank the neonatal unit at Scunthorpe Hospital, who cared for their baby boy Alfie after Emma had an emergency caesarean at 28 weeks due to having pneumonia.

HTF community champion Hayley Thompson said: “We are truly grateful for all the efforts Lee and Emma have put into organising this event. Each year their events get bigger and bigger”.

Funds were raised from the ticket sales and a raffle held on the evening.

Lee and Emma said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the night a success. Thanks to all the businesses that kindly donated raffle prizes and to our friends Chloe and Chris who helped us to organise it.

“The evening was a huge success and we hoped everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.”

Lee and Emma are now putting the finishing touches to their party on the field event which will take place on Saturday July 14 at White House Farm, Misterton. Please contact Lee on 07813836728 or Emma on 07988689024 for further information and tickets.

If you would like more information about how you can help make a difference to your local hospital, please contact HTF community champion Hayley Thompson: hayley.thompson3@nhs.net

If you are a journalist and require further information contact the communications and marketing team on 03033 302528 or via nlg-tr.comms@nhs.net