Joe McElderry to thank NHS heroes and other frontline workers with special concert
Joe McElderry is on song to thank the frontline heroes of the pandemic with a special concert.
The South Shields singer will be performing at The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle, on July 5 as it hosts a finale to a series of national events supporting the forthcoming NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers Day.
X Factor winner and musical theatre star Joe has announced that he will appear at the special live streamed show where he will perform a number of songs from his repertoire to say thank you to the NHS workers.
The star says he is looking forward to the event and the chance to say thank you to everyone who helped in the fight against COVID.
He said: “I’ve got family members who are nurses and before I became a singer I was fascinated by medicine and wanted to be a paramedic. The NHS is free at the point of access and we are all very lucky to have that. Now more than ever we realise what a savour it is and that’s one of the reasons why I want to say thank you to every front-line worker for their hard work.
“The NHS heroes deserve some light entertainment as it’s been incredibly hard for them and I’m really excited to be able to bring a bit of fun and happiness to everyone.”
Joe will be joined by several other soon to be announced well-known local and national stars across the live programme and through pre-recorded messages of support.
As well as an online audience, it is hoped that the theatre will be filled with representatives from the NHS Foundation Trust, North East Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance Service, Northumbria Blood Bikes, key workers and their families who will be invited as a small token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
The event is being sponsored and supported by Northumberland Freemasons and the United Grand Lodge of England.
The live-streamed event is free to watch, but donations are appreciated which will go towards helping NHS related charities. More details on the concert are available at www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk