'Erewash Sound Presents...' Show raises money for Treetops Hospice

'Erewash Sound Presents...' Show raises money for Treetops Hospice

A Variety Show staged by local radio station Erewash Sound has raised funds for Treetops Hospice Care in Risley.

'Erewash Sound Presents' took place at the end of July and featured local musical talent performing alongside radio station presenters and staff.

The show sold out the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton with a third of ticket sales going to Treetops.  With all the money now in, a cheque for £550 was presented to Treetops on Monday 16th October.

Treetops Hospice Care provides its services without charge but the provision of that service still costs around £3m every year.

Speaking about the contribution towards that total which came from the stage show, Erewash Sound Station Manager and stage show producer Jeff Martin said: "Treetops are one of our charity partners and the fact that Erewash Sound Presents has raised a good amount of money for the hospice has made the experience extra special for all involved”.

David Allen, Show Director, was also thrilled by the amount raised. He said: “To put on a variety show like this was quite a challenge with many performers never having been singing and dancing on stage before.  We were not sure how popular it would be but to sell out was amazing and the feedback from people who came to see the show has been fantastic.  I am thrilled that we are able to now present this money to Treetops."

The rest of the funds raised from the show will go towards funding a replacement for one of the Erewash Sound broadcast studios.  Jeff added: “We are proud to say that we have just been accredited to deliver NCFE qualifications in media to young people but to make the delivery sustainable, we need to replace one of our studios that has been on-air 24/7 since March 2010.”

Following the success of Erewash Sound Presents, plans are underway for Erewash Sound Presents 2 which will take place in November 2018.

Erewash Sound is a non-profit making community interest company run largely by volunteers and using a breadth and depth of broadcasting experience.  The radio station operates under a licence provided by the broadcast regulator OFCOM which currently runs until March 2020.