Two patients of Eastbourne District General Hospital (DGH) have teamed up to host a charity music night, raising funds for two of the hospital’s wards.
Steve Daley, iLearn Technician at Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, spent five months of last year in intensive care at Eastbourne DGH. Having recovered, he is holding a charity music night at My Skate World, Eastbourne, on Saturday September 10, 8pm-midnight, to raise funds for the ITU (Intensive Therapy Unit). Radio DJ Ryan Millns, who also spent a long stint in the DGH, is co-hosting the night with a DJ set.
The night is as much a celebration for the pair as it is a fundraiser for the DGH, with half the proceeds going to ITU and half to the Jevington Ward.
Steve, under the alias Steve Squire, will be singing and playing the guitar with music from the 60’s to modern day. He said, “Since my ordeal in hospital over the last year I promised the nurses in intensive care that if I survived and could sing after three tracheotomies that I would come out of retirement and start singing again. I have kept my promise and am now organising this charity event.”
Using the funds raised on the night, Steve is proposing to buy tablet PCs for each bed, along with bed clamps to hold them. Steve found his tablet a real lifeline when he was in hospital trying to communicate with his family. Any money left over will go to any machine or apparatus that is needed.
The event on Saturday September 10 will include a licensed bar, raffle and live music. Purchase tickets now as all proceeds go to the Eastbourne DGH.
Steve is also calling on local businesses who can offer raffle prizes for the night to raise further funds for the DGH. In exchange, businesses will be advertised on Ryan’s Morning show on the radio. Anyone who can help should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are only available in advance from the Facebook event page at £5.00 each www.facebook.com/events/1722362418033052 where you can contact Steve.