Concerts for Carers together with O2 awards grant of £2,000 to HWF

We are thrilled to receive a grant of £2,000 from Concerts for Carers together with O2, as part of their first birthday celebrations. The first grant will go towards the refurbishment of a hospital staffroom in North Yorkshire, which will provide an updated and comfortable space away from the wards for the team. We will share with you some pictures as soon as we can.

The grant is part of a commitment to award a minimum of £10,000 over 15-months, which will fund around five spaces.

Steve Gotkine Co-Founder of Concerts for Carers, said “We are delighted to have been able to make our first grant within our first year, as well as hitting the amazing milestone of over £1.85m worth of free tickets given away to our beneficiaries. This is just the start of our journey. With further grants planned in 2023, we are excited to go into our second year bringing more content than ever before to our NHS and paid carers.”

Jayd Williams, Head of Music Partnerships & Sponsorship at Virgin Media O2, said “O2’s partnership with Concerts for Carers is our way to thank NHS and paid carers for their dedication to their profession, with access to some of the best live events and concerts in the UK. The first year of our partnership has seen incredible growth and we are proud to see the continuation of our giving back with the first grant being made to a brilliant charity.”

Julie Child, CEO at the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation, said: “It is vitally important that healthcare workers have a place to eat and rest in order to manage their wellbeing. This grant by Concerts for Carers together with O2 is an incredible way to give back and support the mental health and wellbeing of staff by improving their staff rooms and rest spaces, which are so important to them.”

Since its launch last year, Concerts for Carers, founded by former music venue executives, has given over 35,000 free tickets to NHS and paid carers for top live music performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Michael Bublé, Billie Eilish, Haim, The Script, Elbow and many others. To find out more about how you can apply for tickets and to register, head over to the Concert for Carers website.

If you’d like to find out more about how your organisation or business can work with us and support a charity that benefits everyone - after all, at some point in our lives, we, and our loved ones, will need the help and support of our healthcare workers – take a look at our corporate partnerships page.