Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher among artists supporting NHS FEST music raffle

Arctic Monkeys performing the first of two shows at Birmingham Arena in September 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Arctic Monkeys performing the first of two shows at Birmingham Arena in September 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers are among the artists who have donated items to the NHS FEST music raffle which will help to support the Help Our NHS campaign.

Launched by tour manager Ben Pomphrett with support from The Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice, proceeds from the raffle tickets, priced at £5, will help to raise funds for the Help Our NHS care packages which are being distributed to frontline staff during the current pandemic.

“The idea for the project mainly stems from having a partner who works in intensive care,” Pomphrett explains. “With an understanding of how busy they can be in normal times, and the challenges they’re about to face, it just seemed like something worth doing. Since I work as a tour manager, and the music industry now on pause for the foreseeable, it’s a way for me to put my free time to good use, and hopefully do something beneficial.”

“Partnering with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has transformed this project from an idea to a reality, and will also help with their day-to-day operations which include treating patients affected by Covid-19, which isn’t necessarily obvious when thinking about frontline staff.”

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