Star-studded concert raises nearly £100,000 for #ChallengeDerbyshire

Alfie Boe and Gary Barlow perform a duet

Alfie Boe and Gary Barlow perform a duet - Credit: Archant

Alfie Boe, S Club 7 and Gary Barlow were among the performers.

A recent star-studded concert raised nearly £100,000, the majority of which went to #ChallengeDerbyshire, supporting three end-of-life care charities. Hosted by the Sheffield composer and record producer Eliot Kennedy to celebrate his 50th birthday, famous friends of his who performed at the Sheffield City Hall venue included Alfie Boe, S Club 7 and Gary Barlow.

#ChallengeDerbyshire supports three end-of-life care charities in North Derbyshire: Blythe House Hospicecare, Ashgate Hospicecare and Helen's Trust.

Eliot, whose world-famous Steelworks Studio in Sheffield has been a hits factory for icons of the music world, said: 'I want this to be a celebration of the incredible work of these hospices and the remarkable nurses who offer light, kindness and dignity at a time we need it most. I can't think of a better gift for my 50th year.'

#ChallengeDerbyshire has now raised over £800,000 in three years and hopes to achieve its £1million target in 2019.

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