Staff stage concert to help raise £40m

concertBS''One of six designs being considered for Sheffield Children's Hospital's �40m extension.
concertBS''One of six designs being considered for Sheffield Children's Hospital's �40m extension.

STAFF at Sheffield Children’s Hospital are to stage a concert to raise money for a £40 million expansion.

Doctors, researchers, managers and other staff have joined forces for the concert at Sheffield City Hall next month.

They will join Sheffield’s Endcliffe Orchestra in a joint performance of children’s music, including Peter and the Wolf and music from The Simpsons, Dr Who and Wallace and Gromit.

Last month the hospital announced plans for a £40m project to build a new wing to house three new wards and an outpatients’ department.

Six architects have submitted designs for the project – a panel of parents, staff and governors will select the winning design at the end of January.

The money raised at the concert will go towards the expansion, which is being jointly funded by the Children’s Hospital Charity and the NHS.

Simon Morritt, the hospital’s chief executive, said: “We’re all really looking forward to this concert especially with all the staff getting behind it as they have done.

Tickets for the concert, at 3pm on Sunday, February 5, cost £8 for adults and £4 for children, with free entry for under-fives.

Call 0114 2789789 or log on to www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.