South Shields pub Life of Riley to host live-streamed music fundraiser to thank frontline NHS staff

South Tyneside musicians will perform virtually from the venue to thank NHS staff in the borough for their efforts during the pandemic.

By Sarah Sinclair
Thursday, 11th June 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 5:24 pm

Whitburn singer, Lewis Curry and his band will perform live at the Life of Riley on Mile End Road, South Shields at 7.30pm on Friday, June 12.

Despite still being closed to the public due to the lockdown restrictions, fans will be able to tune in from the pub’s Facebook page where the whole performance will be streamed virtually.

Lewis, 27, – who is one of the venue’s regular live music acts – organised the event to raise money for staff at South Tyneside District Hospital as a way of saying thanks to those who have been on the frontline throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Whitburn singer Lewis Curry has organised a live music fundraiser to say thanks to NHS staff.

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    A Just Giving page has been set up for donations, with all of the money going to the South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

    “I liked the idea of people in South Tyneside supporting South Tyneside hospital,” said Lewis, whose dad is a manager at the hospital where he once did work experience himself.

    “My family has a personal connection to the hospital, but I really just wanted to do something to show our appreciation for everything that the staff have done and the strength they have show in the pandemic.”

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    Lewis Curry and his band will perform live from the Life of Riley in South Shields.

    The band will play a range of well-known popular music – with a few of their original songs thrown in too – while all keeping to social distancing guidelines.

    Lewis, whose day job as music teacher and performer is currently on hold, due to lockdown, added: “We played at the Life of Riley quite often before the coronavirus outbreak, so we know that there’s plenty of room for us all to space out.

    “I’m hoping we can raise at least £500 for them – they have done such an amazing job.”

    The Lewis C Band will go live on the Life of Riley Facebook page at 7.30pm on Friday, June 12.

    Whitburn singer, Lewis Curry.

    You can donate via the Just Giving page

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