••• Help Our NHS •••
Featuring rare and collectible items from artists including Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and Bring me the Horizon.
Help Our NHS is a new project launched by Liam Gallagher’s tour manager Ben Pomphrett that aims to benefit frontline NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organisation looks to show their appreciation to the people in healthcare who are making huge sacrifices during this challenging time, by helping to provide them with both treats and essential items.
So far, Help Our NHS has donated hand creams, sandwiches, toiletries, hand creams, drinks, sweets and cakes to staff. They’ve also partnered with food distributors and various other suppliers to dispatch donations to intensive care units. The project has initially been launched in Scotland and is set to expand across the UK imminently.
Now Pomphrett draws on his experience in the music industry to raise funds for the project by launching the new NHS FEST music raffle, with support from The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. The aim is to raise funds to distribute regular care packages to as many frontline staff as possible throughout this crisis.
Fans can enter the raffle by visiting www.nhsfest.co.uk, where they’ll see a list of artists and companies who have gifted prizes arranged in a festival-style poster. Clicking on an artist name will direct you to a page which details the prize on offer and allows you to enter the raffle, with all tickets priced at £5.
Highlights of the prizes on offer include:
- Liam Gallagher: A pair of extremely rare signed adidas LG Spezial trainers – there are only six signed pairs in existence. Plus tickets for future gigs, a signed Pretty Green parka, and a signed tambourine.
- Bring Me The Horizon: The guitar played by Lee Malia in the ‘Ludens’ music video.
- Peaky Blinders: A set visit during the filming of season six and Peaky Blinders Festival tickets.
- Live Nation: A pair of Golden Tickets which allow entry to all Live Nation UK shows and festivals throughout 2021.
Together with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, the NHS Fest music raffle is open for a very limited amount of time, so get in quick for your chance to win. It opens 6pm today 14th April and closes at 6pm on Friday, April 17th. While the festival angle provides a fun aspect, its short duration also allows the funds it raises to be quickly allocated.
The NHS Fest website also offers two further methods for fans to support the initiative. A range of festival-style merch is available for those who want to show their support in a tangible way, while a crowdfunding option provides an easy way for people to donate a little extra.