East Lancashire Hospice

Black Dyke Concert - Bridgewater Hall

World Famous Black Dyke Band set to take centre stage at Bridgewater Hall in aid of East Lancashire Hospice

On Saturday 21st May 2022 at 7:30pm, the World famous Black Dyke Band will be taking centre stage at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester joined by special guests the Rossendale Male Voice Choir and the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band all in aid of East Lancashire Hospice.

Instrumental in the organisation of the event is the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band conductor, and long term friend & supporter of the hospice, Graham Helm whose wife Paul was cared for at East Lancashire Hospice. 

The event last took place in 2019 and raised and incredible £21,387 however plans to repeat it were temporarily put on hold due to the global pandemic. 

Graham Helm commented “East Lancashire Hospice has always been a charity close to my heart and I am proud to be a part of such a prestigious event in the music calendar whilst at the same time being able to support the hospice.  The last event in 2019 was extremely well attended and raised a significant amount for patient care.  After such a long break, we are really excited to be back again doing what we love most and all for a great cause!”

Nick Childs, Conductor and Music Director for the Black Dyke Band commented “This year Black Dyke will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall and on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, however none will be more important than raising funds for the East Lancs Hospice.  It is an added bonus that we will share the stage with the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band and Male Voice Choir.  The driving force of Rossendale is of course, Graham Helm who I promised a programme that will be a musical journey including virtuoso soloists, Black Dyke at the Movies and the finale bringing together everyone in Elgar’s rousing Land of Hope and Glory.  We hope to create a moment where we can all say I Was There!

Katie Elliott – Fundraising and Marketing Lead at East Lancashire Hospice added “We are incredibly grateful to Graham and both bands as well as the choir involved in the event.  It costs over £3.9 million per annum to run the hospice and in the region of two thirds of this is generated by our local community and events such as these, without which, it would not be possible for us to provide care to the people of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.  The event is set to be a brilliant evening with all proceeds going directly towards the provision of patient care and we would encourage anyone interested in music to buy a ticket and support their local hospice”.  

Coach transport will be available on the evening from multiple pick up points across East Lancashire including Clitheroe/­Whalley, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bury and Blackburn.  Pick up will also be available from the hospice at £5 per person with the coach departing at 5:30pm. To book your coach place from any of the above locations, please call the hospice Fundraising Team on (01254) 287011

Tickets for the event range from £17.50 - £22.50 and are available to purchase directly from The Bridgewater Hall by calling 0161 907 9000 or visiting www.­bridgewater-hall.co.uk


For further information please contact Katie Elliott – Head of Fundraising and Marketing on:

Telephone: 01254 287015

Email: Katherine.Elliott@eastlancshospice.org.uk  

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