Freemasons leading the way for “Thank you” show on NHS Day

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Freemasons throughout the country are getting well behind the national campaign for the NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers Day, with a series of events and activities planned.

One such special event is the live stream theatre show organised and funded by Northumberland Freemasons. We are delighted to announce that appearing at the NHS Day show, held at the beautiful Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle on Monday 5th July, is X Factor winner, musical theatre star and number one artist, Joe McElderry. He will be performing a number of songs from his repertoire to say thank you to the NHS workers and all those who helped in the fight against Covid-19.

On this national day of celebration and acknowledgement for NHS, Social Care and Frontline workers, we are excited to confirm BBC Radio presenter and top comic Steffen Peddie, fondly known as the Big Man of Northern Comedy, is also on the bill. Steffen is famous for playing Big Keith in BBC2’s hit comedy sitcom Hebburn. A friend of the Tyne Theatre, he’s given his time on numerous occasions and this charitable, charming, and hilariously funny man is a wonderful addition to the show. We are grateful to have Steffen live on stage to bring a much-needed smile to us all.

Likewise, we are equally thrilled to confirm the hilarious Cal Halbert, this extremely versatile Impressionist, Comedian, Actor, host & voice over artist will also be performing. Cal is also one half of ‘The Mimic Men’. The UK’s only impressionist double act! Performing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, and gaining four yes’s accompanied by a standing ovation by the Judges, audience and Ant & Dec. Cal’s high-energy, interactive entertainment is sure to bring that fun factor to our Charity Show. 

It’s a pleasure to be able to host this live streamed event in the North East, and we’ll be joined by several well-known local and national stars across our live programme and through pre-recorded messages. We can’t wait to share this great night of entertainment, filled with good humour and music performed on the Tyne Theatre stage.

The live-streamed event will be compared by all round good guy Tom Whalley. The actor, writer and administrative Screener in one of the many Covid vaccine centres, will guide us through this special evening.

As well as an online audience, Northumberland Freemasons have donated all seat tickets to be able to welcome an in person audience of NHS Foundation Trust, North East Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance Service and the Northumbria Blood Bikes key workers and families, who will be invited as a small token of our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

This live-streamed event is free to watch, but we are asking for donations in order to raise much needed funds for the two chosen charities; NHS Charities Together (Charity No.1186569) and the National Care Association (Charity No.1011650).

One of the Production team and Freemason, James Horner advised 

“There has been months of hard work involved leading up to this exciting and heart-warming Show. A vast number of people and organisations to thank helping put this worthy charity event together and in particular, we would like to thank the Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland, its Executive and membership, without whom this show would simply not be possible”. 

“We are keeping our fingers crossed their generosity is match by our masonic community as a whole and general public alike. A small token of gratitude to all those wonderful people who are there for us and how better to thank them than by donating to, two much needed and well deserving charities.”  

To donate, please click hereStreaming link :  https://youtu.be/pJ4B12-p3jw

For further information about the show please see the links below :

Tyne Theatre link : https://tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk/events/nhs-day-at-the-tyne-theatre-and-opera-house/

National Day of events: https://www.nhsfrontlineday.org/

If you have a story, event or news item you would like to have published on the Provincial website, please get in touch with the Provincial Communications Team at news@northumberlandmasons.org.uk

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