Accordion record bid for hospital funds

SHEFFIELD Children’s Hospital Charity is set to scoop a funding boost from a unique piano accordion concert which aims to smash a world record.
The concert, which takes place on Saturday September 23 at St Mary’s Church in Sheffield, will feature a variety of international accordion musicians and will help raise funds for the charity.
For the grand finale at the performance, organisers are hoping to set a record for the greatest number of players at a piano accordion concert by inviting everyone to bring an accordion and join the musicians on stage.

Ray Burgon, producer of the Grand Charity Concert, said: "Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity is a great organisation, doing a lot of hard work and it is wonderful to us that they will benefit from our record attempt." The concert features artists including the Petulengro family, Gina Branelli, Andrew Hesslewood and Harry Hussey who, along with the event compere George Syrett, will play requests during the interval.

"All that we the musicians ask is that the audience give to the best of their ability to help – and remember that every penny raised goes to the charity," added Mr Burgon.

Christina Graf, fundraiser at Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, said: "We are currently just £35,000 away from a target of £120,000 for our gastroscope appeal"

Tickets cost £8 and can be obtained by sending a cheque made payable to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity to Ray Burgon, 7 Creswick Greave, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8NJ.

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