Staff showcase their talents for children's cancer appeal
This years Leicester's Hospitals UHL’s Got Talent competition was held at Athena in Leicester on Friday 18th November as a charity event for the OurSpace Cancer Unit Appeal.
The evening was introduced by a comic duo David Millward and Mayur Waghela, both 17 and past cancer patients at the Royal Infirmary, and included a guest appearance from fellow cancer patient and also successful OurSpace Appeal Christmas card designer Matthew Bluff aged five.
David Lloyd, consultant liver surgeon, hosted the competition and the judging panel included BBC Radio Leicester’s Ben Jackson as well as cancer patient Danielle Robinson.
More than 300 people came along to watch 12 acts battle it out to win the contest, competition was tight but the Physio Girls, joined by four-year-old Faith Peel, scooped the coveted prize.
Other acts included Richard Gooding, specialist registrar in haematology, who nailed his performance by playing an acoustic guitar and singing a cover of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. A team of nurses and health specialists from the oncology department entertained us in scrubs and scary makeup with their version of Michael Jackson’s thriller.
Debbie Adlerstein, fundraising manager for Leicester Hospitals Charity, said: “Once again UHL’s Got Talent was a huge success in aid of a really worthy cause, the OurSpace Appeal. The acts were wonderful and Trust staff and cancer patients all gave their time and helped on the night. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who took part in or supported this fun-packed evening.”
The OurSpace appeal is fundraising to create a purpose built Children and Young Peoples Cancer unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
For further information about the OurSpace Appeal or to make a donation please telephone: 0116 258 8709 / 8531 or visit: www.justgiving.com/cancerappeal.