The Donate Life Concert...
A Concert to Promote Organ Donation
"Think what we can do for those still waiting for a transplant..."
3 kidney transplants
Sheffield City Hall, 13th July 2013
What we did
The Donate Life Concert took Sheffield by storm. The audience were treated to a inspirational and stunning night of song with the Transplant Choir receiving a standing ovation.
Special guest, Aled Jones entertained with a selection of his repetoire, from Welsh anthems to jazz classics. Matt Cardle performed tracks from his forthcoming album and wooed his fans with his acoustic set. New comer, McMahon won over new British fans building on his success in Ireland. He revealed that he was also indebted to NHSBT during his recovery from a serious car crash.
The Wessex Male Choir were thrilled to preform with their Patron - Aled Jones, who described them as the best choir in the World. Several of the Choir's members are have received life saving transplants or have a family member on the transplant waiting list.
And Rebecca Davidson-Olley, Toni Ratcliffe, Troubadour and Bridie & John Greenway completed the evening's musical feast with their varied acts - all singing their personal tranpslant messages as the highlight of National Transplant Week 2013.
The success of the evening is reflected in comments such as:
"Matt Cardle on top form - I've just joined the register. Your turn now"
"I'm waiting for a heart and lung transplant, my hubby was singing in the Choir, he had a fantastic time!"
Why we did it
As the highlight of National Transplant Week, the Donate Life Concert brought together the transplant community to promote the Organ Donor Register. It was also a unique opportunity to encourage those who may not have had the courage to join a choir or perform to do so as part of a supportive community. Every member had personal reasons for joining the Transplant Choir but all experienced the health benefits of taking part and valued this opportunity to promote organ donation.
Special thanks to:
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
MLS Contracts Ltd
In Touch Services
Seven Hills WI
St John's Ambulance Service